[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2015.9: CONVERT IPV4 COUNTDOWN TO SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

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Mon Jul 6 17:51:13 EDT 2015

ARIN has issued its response to ACSP Suggestion 2015.9. The suggestion 
and response text are provided below. This suggestion is now closed and 
is available at:



Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Suggestion: *

Value to Community: As the available IPv4 free pool becomes 
progressively more infinitesimal, the legibility of the tiny fraction of 
a /8 remaining will be much better in scientific notation. For example, 
today we are at 0.00847. 8.47E-3 is a bit easier to read. As the decimal 
moves farther to the left, the effect will be more pronounced.
This is semi-tongue in cheek, but I couldn't resist. The reality is I 
don't expect the counter to be relevant long enough for this suggestion 
to get implemented. It's time to recognize that IPv4 is over and turn 
our focus to IPv6 deployment.


Thank you for your suggestion (2015-9) on the topic of changing how ARIN 
displays the last remaining IPv4 free pool inventory. Although this type 
of notation could be helpful to some, we have received only one 
suggestion (from you) to make this change. We agree with your statement 
that indicates the IPv4 free pool may deplete sooner than we could 
prioritize this suggestion for implementation. For that reason, we are 
closing this suggestion without taking further action.
Thank you for using the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.
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