[arin-ppml] Bootstrapping new entrants after IPv4 exhaustion

David Huberman David.Huberman at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 25 14:47:09 EST 2013

> I'd also welcome your input on the proposed text. 

The first sentence of the new proposed text:

"Demonstrate the efficient utilization of existing IPv4 block(s) from an
upstream ISP that total at least half the size of the block being
requested. "

What is the technical justification for this?  How does the internet operate
better if new entrants are required to use space from an upstream first
before the policy-making community "allows" them to come to ARIN?

Why can an end-user (whatever that means) obtain a /24 without this
requirement, but an ISP cannot?

How does this policy text (the whole text, not the snippet above) simplify
NRPM and allow ARIN to better meet the needs of the operator community
than it does today?

David R Huberman
Microsoft Corporation
Senior IT/OPS Program Manager (GFS)

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