[arin-ppml] Policy discussion - Method of calculatingutilization ARIN-2014-17

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Tue Jun 24 18:04:17 EDT 2014

The problem described below appears to be more related to the current
3-month window for additional allocations, not necessarily the
utilization metric.  The 3-month window has had a number of
side-effects, some of which were not anticipated when that policy was
put in place.  With run-out in the region approaching rapidly we need to
turn our attention to the longer term policies which will support the
desires of the community (as best possible) through the transfer market
or other mechanisms.  Changing the utilization formula (for those
requests which do require a formal needs assessment) may be part of the
policy changes which are needed.


On 6/24/2014 1:08 PM, Steven Ryerse wrote:
> This is the problem I'm trying to solve and why I've been so vocal about it. 
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> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Tim Gimmel
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> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy discussion - Method of calculatingutilization ARIN-2014-17
>> The problem is that the current process has disenfranchised smaller 
>> companies who are somewhat frequently requesting space under the 3 
>> month need projection and are ending up with many /22's, /21's etc 
>> instead of the /20 or /19 that would have been possible prior to austerity measures.
>> To make matters worse, it does not seem that such companies are 
>> substantially represented on PPML so it is creating an illusion that 
>> the policy is not necessary or would not be supported by the community 
>> at large (outside of PPML).
> This is exactly what is happening, for example I have 4 /20's and a /19 from earlier days, but now I have 7 /21's and that is the most I will ever be able to request.  We are using every possible way to keep IPv4 usage down.
> --Tim

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