The answer is to have published, objective criteria, consistently applied,
with a defined appeal process and accountability.
See the latest allocation policy draft -- it attempts to do that.
Comments on the draft would be welcome, see:
It's hard to play by the
rules if you don't know what they are, and one has only to look at the /14
allocation to @Home to realize that the "slow start" rules do not apply to
The @Home allocation was done outside of normal registry procedures by
the IANA directly. InterNIC should not be held responsible for that