[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses - Last Call

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Sun May 15 15:41:42 EDT 2011

Hello PPML,

As one of the shepherds for 2011-6, I wanted to let you all know that
at this point, I plan to make a motion to recommend 2011-6 to the
Board for adoption.

The AC moved this to last call based on fairly strong community
consensus and looking back over the last call thread, I do not see any
sign of that changing. Among the replies I see 3 clearly in favor and
2 clearly opposed. The folks opposed appear to oppose the fact that
this policy does not block ARIN from ever returning IPv4 addresses to
the IANA while the statements of support cited having this not be
permanent as a cause for their support. Therefor I believe we have the
correct balance and that this important policy should now be moved

If you feel strongly about this decision one way or the other, please
feel free to voice your opinion before our meeting on Thursday, May
19th. Although the official last call period has ended, I (and very
likely all of the AC) will take any comments received into


On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 13:07, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 13 April 2011 and decided to
> send a revised version of the following draft policy to last call:
>  ARIN-2011-6: Returned IPv4 Addresses
> Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
> be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. Last call for 2011-6 will
> expire on 2 May 2011. After last call the AC will conduct their last
> call review.
> The draft policy text is below and available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/
> The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Regards,
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> ## * ##
> Draft Policy ARIN-2011-6
> Returned IPv4 Addresses
> Date: 18 April 2011
> Policy statement:
> 4.1.9 Returned IPv4 Addresses
> Until a global policy which clearly defines a mechanism for the
> re-allocation of IPv4 addresses returned to the IANA is adopted by all
> five regions and implemented at the IANA which clearly defines a
> mechanism for the re-allocation of IPv4 addresses returned to the IANA;
> all IPv4 addresses returned to, recovered, or revoked by ARIN will be
> made available for allocation or assignment in the ARIN region as
> quickly as practicable.
> Rationale:
> Adopting this proposal will result in the clarification of the status of
> returned IPv4 addresses. IPv4 address resources should not sit idle due
> to lack of policy clarity.
> Timetable for implementation: Immediately
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