[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-5: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension - IAB comment

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 14:16:01 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> > In keeping with the spirit of RFC 2860 with respect to the assignment
>> > of specialized address blocks, ARIN Staff will consult with the IANA and
>> > the IAB regarding implementation of this draft policy.

[ snip ]

> Nevertheless, global assignment of addresses to purposes rather than
> registrants properly belongs with the IETF. ARIN should facilitate the
> IETF retaking the leadership on the matter by ending the ARIN-region
> policy and ceding the /10 address block back to IANA after the IETF
> debates, drafts and publishes an RFC that the board of trustees
> believes meets or exceeds ARIN constituents' expectations for these
> addresses.

Nice write-up, Bill.

I support that, but with a caveat. Since the various registries issue
mayt not be completely resolved yet, why not strip the /10 out of the
VR addresses instead?



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