[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool
tom at iptrading.com
Tue Jul 30 09:30:52 EDT 2019
I would think that the majority of new entrants would need at least some allocation to help with IPv6 transition and would qualify for addresses from the 4.10 pool. Depending on what they receive from that pool and when, they may not qualify for additional waiting list addresses and would have to go to the transfer market for additional IPv4 space anyway. Those that don't qualify under 4.10 can still get smaller IPv4 blocks on the transfer market readily, and the cost for blocks in the /24-/22 range is not prohibitive. Certainly an organization seeking a small IPv4 block for multi-homing or other purposes is better off spending a few thousand dollars to purchase a range than waiting a year on the waiting list to put their plans in motion.
Note that while RIPE does not have a reserve pool specifically for IPv6 transition, the expectation of their final /8 policy was to allow new entrants access to IPv4 to assist in this transition. In reality, it didn't work out that way and most of the /22 allocations to new LIRs from the final /8 were to existing organizations who spun up new, related entities in order to increase their IPv4 holdings:
I'm also sympathetic to new entrants, but don't see the current waiting list as a great help to them vs. the 4.10 pool or the transfer market, both of which allow you your allocation in a timely fashion.
---- On Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:39:32 -0400 Fernando Frediani <mailto:fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote ----
I find it interesting the idea of privileging the pool dedicated to
facilitate IPv6 Deployment and I also agree with the comments below in
the sense that it's not very beneficial do most ARIN members due to max
size, /22, cannot be holding more than a /20.
However one point I couldn't identify is where the new entrants stand in
this new possible scenario ? Will they only be able to apply under the
4.10 reserved pool ? If so for a access/broadband ISPs may be easier to
fit, but not necessarily for other scenarios and types of ISPs.
Therefore if I didn't miss anything these returned addresses should also
be able to go to new entrants, not only to 4.10 reserved pool conditions.
On 25/07/2019 17:32, Tom Fantacone wrote:
> 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 (18.104.22.168) 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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