[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-137 Global Policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA

Charles O'Hern charles at office.tcsn.net
Wed Mar 23 17:34:57 EDT 2011

On 3/23/11 1:16 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Charles O'Hern wrote:
>> While it seemed a good idea for the last 5 /8's to be handed out equally to the 5 RIR's, for perpetual policy I'm not sure if I like equal distribution over needs-based distribution.
> I think that this is intended as policy based on the assumption that need exceeds supply and that
> all 5 RIRs will have need in excess of 20% of the supply available at IANA at any given time.
> I agree that policy should incorporate a needs basis absent that condition.
>> I support policy to address assets returned to IANA set aside for re-allocation, just not the method of equal distribution.
> Would you support equal distribution in an environment where need exceeds availability? If not, what
> mechanism would you support for distributing space in such conditions?

Oh yes, I would support that.

>> But if the only way to get this passed by all the RIRs is with the equal distribution clause, I would drop my objection.  I think its more important to allow IANA policy regarding
>> returned assets than nitpick about the re-allocation method (as long as the assets are re-allocated).
> Assuming, of course, that the idea of IANA having returned resources is not academic in nature.

I suspect that it will be academic for quite some time, but I like the idea of policy being in place for such a time when it is not.

> Owen

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