Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

> We are working on the 192.x.x.x swamp right now.
> Rough estimates (with much more accurate data @ NANOG)
> 60% - invalid or missing contact information

This is interesting. How about a policy that says if nobody can contact you
and none of your addresses are reachable, then after some period, your
addresses get recycled.

By addresses not being reachable, are you effectively saying that any
enterprise that does not want to connect to the Internet must use
RFC1597 address space?

Anyone have an idea how much of the address space is used for
registered addresses of organizations that do not connect to the Internet?

This is not a trivial question, because I am aware, at least, of an
assortment of military networks who have registered addresses, connect with
other arbitrary military networks with their own registered addresses,
and really need some assurance that these internetworks will have unique
addresses. Internetworks != Internet, so valid assignments may not be
Internet reachable.

I would also be curious how the 60% missing is counted.

If an organization places 99% of their addresses behind a firewall do all
those not count?

Unfortunately, I don't think we can base much policy on whether or what %
of addresses are reachable from the internet.

--- David Miller