[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool

Tom Fantacone tom at iptrading.com
Thu Jul 25 16:32:46 EDT 2019

I found the wording of the Problem Statement on this one a bit 
confusing.  However, after deciphering the effect of the actual 
policy change I support it.

Essentially, all returned IPv4 space will no longer go to the waiting 
list but will supplement the 4.10 reserved pool used to enhance IPv6 
deployment.  This essentially kills off the waiting list.

The recent restrictions placed on the waiting list to reduce fraud 
have hobbled it to the point where it's not very beneficial to most 
ARIN members.  (Max size, /22, cannot be holding more than a 
/20).  It's essentially only useful to new entrants, but those that 
go on it still have to wait many months to receive their small 
allocation.  If they justify need now, but have to wait that long, 
how critical is their need if they're willing to wait that 
long?  Small blocks are not terribly expensive and can be quickly 
gotten on the transfer market.  I can understand waiting that long 
for a large block needed for a longer term project due to prohibitive 
cost, but I don't see a great benefit to the waiting list as it stands.

Also, if there's any fraud left on the waiting list, this would kill it.

I would hope, however, that if implemented, those currently on the 
waiting list would be grandfathered in.  I do think some entities 
with legitimate need got burned on the last change made to the waiting list.

At 04:05 PM 7/23/2019, ARIN wrote:
>On 18 July 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
>"ARIN-prop-276: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool" as a 
>Draft Policy.
>Draft Policy ARIN-2019-17 is below and can be found at:
>You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC 
>will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of 
>this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource 
>policy as stated in the Policy Development Process (PDP). 
>Specifically, these principles are:
>* Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
>* Technically Sound
>* Supported by the Community
>The PDP can be found at:
>Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
>Sean Hopkins
>Policy Analyst
>American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>Draft Policy ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool
>Problem Statement:
>An inconsistent and unpredictable stream of address space is an 
>unsuitable method of populating the waiting list ( and 
>fulfilling subsequent requests.
>Policy statement:
>Change "4.10. Dedicated IPv4 Block to Facilitate IPv6 Deployment" to 
>"4.10 Dedicated IPv4 Pool to Facilitate IPv6 Deployment"
>Change" When ARIN receives its last /8 IPv4 allocation from IANA, a 
>contiguous /10 IPv4 block will be set aside and dedicated to 
>facilitate IPv6 deployment. Allocations and assignments from this 
>block " to "In addition to the contiguous /10 IPv4 block set aside 
>and dedicated to facilitate IPv6 deployment, all returns and 
>revocations of IPv4  blocks will be added to the pool of space 
>dedicated to the facilitation of IPv6 deployment. Allocations and 
>assignments from this pool "
>Change "This block will be subject to a minimum size allocation of 
>/28 and a maximum size allocation of /24. ARIN should use sparse 
>allocation when possible within that /10 block." to "This pool will 
>be subject to a minimum size allocation of /28 and a maximum sized 
>allocation of /24. ARIN should use sparse allocation when possible 
>within the pool."
>Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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