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

Brandon Ross bross at pobox.com
Tue Mar 11 16:02:16 EDT 2014

On Tue, 11 Mar 2014, David Farmer wrote:

> On 3/10/14, 23:13 , Brandon Ross wrote:
>> On Mon, 10 Mar 2014, Andrew Dul wrote:
>>> Specifically, do you support raising the number of participants required
>>> to obtain an IXP micro allocation from 2 to 3?
>> An off-list conversation helped me clarify my concern about raising the
>> requirement.  It's not just the burden of renumbering alone that's the
>> problem, it's the chilling effect it has on the market.  It's already
>> hard enough to get a new IX started.  Adding on to that with the
>> knowledge that you are unable to get permanent IP space when you start
>> only adds to the problem.
> What if we changed the standard from "other participants (minimum of two 
> total)",to "other participants (minimum written commitment from three 
> separate participants to connect within 6 months)."

That change would change my negative support to neutral.

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