Hi Chris, At 08:33 AM 2/20/2011, Chris Grundemann wrote:
Can someone fill in the details on the status of this proposal in other RIRs? I am not able to follow all five regions as closely as I would like at all times, but I am fairly certain that I have not seen this proposed in all five yet.
This proposal has not been posted to the other regions yet.
Another (and possibly the largest) disadvantage is that this policy does not address the transfer issue. By transfer issue, I mean the ability of any RIR to change their policy regarding the transfer (and overall distribution for that matter) of address resources at any time. The primary reason that ARIN rejected the mandatory return clause of prop-069 was this transfer issue and the need to uphold the values expressed in RFC 2050 (namely needs-based resource allocation). I understand that many likely see this omission as an advantage, I simply wanted to point out that a good global policy in this area probably needs to not only create a framework for re-allocation but also facilitate returns, if it is to have any actual affect.
The proposal aims to keep it simple. It does not try to solve the transfer issue.
Would you and the other co-authors of prop-086-v003 consider folding the two proposals into one?
Regards, S. Moonesamy