Re: [sig-policy] Summary of discussion: prop-087 - redux - probability o
>>> arin believes that folk in the arin region should return unused
>>> space to arin, where they got it. but they seem unable to
>>> induce that arin, in turn, should return the unused space to
>>> the iana, whence arin got it.
>> ARIN has already return address space recently. It's not
>> impossible that it will happen again.
> the policy proposal needs to be read as it stands, not backfilled with
>> It is also possible that non-RIR entities will attempt to return
>> space directly to IANA of any size.
> and it is possible that cash will fall from the sky and pigs will fly.
ARIN is presently working with parties who have little used address
space and plan to return it in the next 3 to 6 months (yes, they are
aware of the potential monetary value but want to do the right thing
for the Internet community.)
In other words, I believe that there will be IPv4 address space returned
to the IANA which will would be more easily reissued if there is some
form of global policy for that purpose. Any of the global policies that
have been discussed would suffice for this purpose, and this is not any
endorsement for any specific one.
FYI only on the probability of need for such a policy,
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