[arin-ppml] What do you think of 2011-1 (now in Last Call)?
bensons at queuefull.net
Thu Nov 10 13:49:52 EST 2011
>> Region Population IPv4 /8's Ratio of %'s
>> Asia 4,121,097 60.3% 44.24 31.6% 0.54
>> Africa 1,009,893 14.7% 2.29 1.6% 0.112
>> Europe 732,206 10.7% 31.42 22.5% 2.103
>> L America 528,418 8.5% 6.28 4.5% 0.529
>> N America 348,360 5.1% 27.65 19.8% 3.882
>> Oceania 35,387 0.5% (part of APNIC)
>> Total: 6,829,360 139.85
>> [Population in thousands, mid year 2009 estimates from the UN; address
>> usage from www.nro.net/statistics (Sept 2011).
By the way, the NRO numbers used in this chart don't include the "central registry" blocks. Geoff Huston's report at http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/ apparently includes these legacy blocks in the regional tally (based on Whois location, I assume). See for example figure 4 "Address Pools by RIR by State" in Geoff's report. From that data, one might conclude there is even less equality in the distribution.
Further, per Geoff's data, many of the blocks held in the ARIN region are unadvertised. And I suspect that a material number of legacy blocks are inefficiently used. There are already market-based mechanisms for transferring these legacy blocks, including inter-regional transfers bypassing ARIN. Draft policy 2011-1 allows ARIN to also facilitate these kinds of transfers for RSA-based holders.
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