[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-4: Return to 12 Month Supply and Reset Trigger to /8 in Free Pool

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Wed Mar 14 22:54:32 EDT 2012

Owen DeLong wrote:
> I want ARIN to be able to continue to hand out resources indefinitely.
> I don't see that changing based on this policy.
> The policy scope applies only to IPv4 resources. For those, it is not a question of how long we want resources to be available, but, how we distribute the pain of runout.
> Owen

How long we want ipv4 resources available from ARIN is very much the 
exact question.

I know you read the staff assessment, where that is stated explicitly.

>>>   Staff Assessment.
>>> • Issuing a 12-month supply of IPv4 addresses will likely significantly
>>> accelerate the depletion of ARIN’s existing IPv4 free pool.
>>> Historically, ARIN’s IPv4 consumption rate was roughly doubled when
>>> issuing a 12-month supply vs a 3-month supply.
>>> o From 2008 through 2010, ARIN issued 3.36, 2.46, and 2.69 /8s
>>> respectively when issuing a 12-month supply, vs 1.32 /8s in 2011 when
>>> the 3-month supply policy went into effect.
>>> • With the reintroduction of a 12-month supply window, there is the
>>> possibility that several very large requests could quickly deplete
>>> ARIN’s free pool. In light of this fact, the community may want to
>>> consider bringing back a maximum allocation/assignment size.
>> How long do you want ARIN resources to be generally available for?
>> 1-2 years?
>> 3-5 years?

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