[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Tue May 27 14:48:53 EDT 2014

+1 to everything below.

However in addition to the currently reserved /10, I would like to 
suggest we also designate any allocations from the IANA recovered IPv4 
pool defined in section 10.5, including the /11 just received as 
reserved for use by this Austerity Policy as well.

If the community wants to do this it would be good to get a clear 
consensus from the community ASAP.  So, if necessary the Board could 
take actions necessary to ensure events don't overtake such a change.


On 5/27/14, 10:31 , Andrew Dul wrote:
> As the primary author of this draft policy, I support the policy.
> This draft policy replaces the current section 4.10 "transition
> technology" allocations with a more generic "austerity policy" which
> more closely aligns with other RIR's austerity policies.
> This policy does the following:
> 1. Changes the requirements to be non-technology IPv6 specific, which
> allows for a broader group of organizations to qualify for IPv4 address
> space under this section.
> 2. Increases the block size to a maximum /22
> 3. Uses sparse allocation and permits an organization to possibly grow
> their allocation up to a /22, if they don't qualify for the full block
> on their initial allocation.
> 4. Places additional IANA reclaimed blocks into this pool for allocation.
> 5. Limits the number of blocks per organization to one; this directly
> mirrors other successful RIR austerity policies.
> I believe this policy along with recommended draft policy "ARIN-2014-13:
> Reduce All Minimum Allocation/Assignment Units to /24" solve many of the
> immediate IPv4 policy issues that ARIN will face after the free pool is
> depleted.  Therefore, I recommend this policy be moved forward as
> quickly as possible.
> I and the AC welcome your comments on this draft.

David Farmer               Email: farmer at umn.edu
Office of Information Technology
University of Minnesota
2218 University Ave SE     Phone: 1-612-626-0815
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3029  Cell: 1-612-812-9952

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list