[arin-ppml] Updated text for ARIN 2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update

Bill Owens owens at nysernet.org
Fri Sep 19 10:18:14 EDT 2014

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 08:05:50PM -0700, Andrew Dul wrote:
> On 9/18/2014 3:21 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> > The ARIN community needs to realize that IPv4 is essentially over. Continuing to identify new ways to hand out ever smaller crumbs of pseudo-free-pool allocations/assignments is not, IMHO, particularly positive.
> >
> > Hence my suggestion that only the IANA returned space be managed under 4.10.1
> >
> > Taking half of what was reserved for transition and handing it back to business as usual is detrimental to the original intent of 4.10 and serves a much smaller fraction of the community.
> I wouldn't call the austerity section business as usual.  It is a
> boot-strap for new organizations or organizations who don't have
> allocations/assignments directly from ARIN.  This section of the policy
> is intended only for organizations with no or small allocations from
> ARIN.  Other draft policies such as 2014-20 are also working to deal
> with the "slow start" issues that will exist after runout with the
> current v4 policies.  This austerity section of this draft was intended
> to address the boot-strap issue in the current v4 policies allowing
> organizations to get a block which would then allow them to later get
> into the transfer market. 

I apologize for not understanding the boot-strap issue you refer to; however, if the intent of the austerity policy is primarily or solely to avoid a problem with the transfer rules, I'd prefer to fix the problem where it lies rather than patching it. 


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