[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17: Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate - revised

Michael Peddemors michael at linuxmagic.com
Tue Jul 15 11:02:37 EDT 2014

Hi John,

My biggest argument against this is that this encourages abusive 
squandering of IP space, in order to get more.  Especially for anyone 
who wants to own as much as possible 'real estate'.

Ie an operator can use this as a vehicle, say they get a /16.  Their 
mandate is then to fill it up as fast as possible.  So they 'rent' space 
to anyone they can, eg affiliate email marketers, or any use that can 
sneak by being recognized as 'used'.

Hit 80% aggregate and you get more, rent it out... (it doesn't even 
matter if it is done profitably, that isn't the goal here)

With diminishing IP Space, if there was some way to set standards on 
what usage qualifies on 80% usage, I could get behind it.

But we are already seeing what appears to be this activity amongst 
hosters ("..get it used, I don't care what for..")

I know, I can't think of a way to set those standards that the community 
can get behind, so I am sure ARIN can't ;)

All I am saying, is that anything that encourages or allows for the 
larger players to 'land grab' isnt' in the best interests of the 
community either.

I think that this will encourage the incumbants, at the expense of new 
entrants, and those looking to 'land grab' more than the existing 
policies, and thus I am against this policy change.

However, we don't want to disadvantage someone just because they have 
been successful either.

I think we need another idea to come up..

> Jeffrey -
>    For sake of argument, imagine a large ISP which over the course of
> time has
>    ended up with a /8, two /16, and a /14 IPv4 blocks (with the /14
> being the most
>    recently issued block because of nearly full utilization of all prior
> blocks at the
>    time.)
>    Under present policy, the ISP cannot request address space until they
> have
>    brought the utilization of the most recently issued block (the /14)
> up to 80%.
>    Under the proposed policy, the ISP is immediately eligible to request
> space,
>    since their aggregate utilization (even with a completely unused /14)
> is going
>    to be very high (potentially as much as 97% due to the fully-used /8
> block.)
>    The proposed policy allows organizations to request space so long as
> their
>    aggregate utilization is higher than 80%, and this means many existing
>    organization with large IPv4 holdings will suddenly qualify to
> receive an
>    additional allocation if they choose to request it.  Whether that is
> desirable
>    or not is a matter for the community to decide.
> FYI,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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