ARIN's regional IPv4 free pool has reached the equivalent of one /8 of IPv4 space,
which means we are approaching runout of IPv4 space availability in this region.
(See attached announcement from ARIN regarding occurrence of this event)
There are some changes to processing of requests as we enter this final phase,
and obviously service providers ought to be thinking about IPv6-based services,
if not already in deployment.
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Am I the only one who thinks this 'clench' is rather absurd especially right after one company pretty much got 1/4th of all remaining address space when there's such an insane crunch looming?
Regardless of how large / important they are, that is.
If anything, this is just gonna make things more difficult for smaller companies while larger ones roam free.
If you didn't like it, you could have participated in the rule making where things like this were discussed at length, and voted on by the "community" (which turned out to be a very few people who gave a shit).
Thus spake Paul S. (email@example.com) on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:35:20PM +0900:
Am I the only one who thinks this 'clench' is rather absurd
especially right after one company pretty much got 1/4th of all
remaining address space when there's such an insane crunch looming?
Yes, you could have shown up to discuss, present arguments , vote ....
there many. meetings on this as well as ARIN email discussion threads. All
the hot topics are always presented at nanog/arin meets in an effort to
create community awareness and gather community interest. I attended ARIN
only meetings where the rooms were full - this was a hot topic of ARIN
meetings many times. Your point was brought up many times - that position
The process to get a big block is cumbersome...thus verizon went out to
the open market to buy space. A notable verizon person attend an arin
meeting and openly said so. And that was during late phase 2 or beginning
of 3. So it's not that easy for a big company to get a big block.
Very well said - also, while it is true that IPv4 address allocation
and assignment policy may become less relevant over time, it is not
at all clear that will be the case with other policies, such as the
IPv4 transfer policy.
In any case, if you have views on how address space in the region
should be administered, please participate in one or more of:
- The ARIN ppml mailing list
- The ARIN Public Policy Meeting (in-person or remote)
- The ARIN Public Policy Consultations held at each NANOG
We have nearly a dozen proposed policy changes being considered
at the present time, and the time to express support or concern
is _now_ (as opposed to after these policies changes have been
approved, implemented and are in use.)
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