[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-7: Section 4.4 Micro Allocation Conservation Update - Revised

Brandon Ross bross at pobox.com
Mon Mar 10 15:50:54 EDT 2014

On Mon, 10 Mar 2014, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> Any reason two small rural players shouldn't start with a PA /30 and 
> renumber into a larger block if/when they get a third participant?

Yes, renumbering is hard.  Renumbering is even harder for rural entities 
that don't have tons of high end network engineers around.  It's hard 
enough for rural service providers to pool enough funds to buy a switch 
and stand up an IX, discouraging them from building additional 
interconnectivity by making it difficult to get IP addresses is 

On the other hand, there is absolutely no downside to keeping the 
requirement the way it is.  Changing it does nothing for conservation of 
IPv4 addresses at all, as any dishonest players won't have a harder time 
at all faking 3 entities as compared to 2.

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