On Feb 21, 2011, at 11:54 AM, Owen DeLong wrote: > Down that path lies madness. Or a return to sanity. It would seem to me that RIRs claiming ownership over how returned space is subsequently managed has demonstrably led to a form of madness. Returning address space to IANA would increase the likelihood that it would be re-distributed based on need (as opposed to regionalism). > How would the IANA receive resources into that pool? See the second bullet in Yi Chu's idea. > From what source, if not the RIRs? Over 40% of the IPv4 address space allocated was not allocated by the RIRs. How about a different question: why should address space be returned to the RIRs? > How do you resolve disputes between the IANA and the RIRs over who should receive the reclaimed/returned space? What sort of dispute are you imagining? Regards, -drc > On Feb 21, 2011, at 7:33 AM, Yi Chu wrote: >> >> If the RIR's can not come to agrement, would the following be a possbile approach: >> - IANA creates reclaimatin pool >> - LIR go to IANA directly for v4 address request from the reclaimation pool >> - IANA can staff or outsource (to one of the RIR for instance) to field those request >> - public reporting of the reclaimation pool is required >> >> So basically RIR's give up the responsibility managing v4 outside the last /8, and IANA takes over.