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ACSP Suggestion 2015.10: Publish Certain Details of IPv4 Waiting List


Owen DeLong
Submitted On:
01 July 2015

Description: Publish certain details of IPv4 waiting list

Value to Community: ARIN should publish certain details of the waiting list so that people can make educated decisions about their IPv4 planning (to the extent IPv4 planning remains relevant).

Apologies for the syntactical ugliness, but < and > are not allowed in suggestions so had to be replaced with ( and ), respectively.

I propose that each waiting list entry be published with only the following details: (DATE) (PREFIXLEN)

Where (DATA) is the date the entry was put on the waiting list and (PREFIXLEN) is the length of prefix being waited for. If the requestor specified a range, then (PREFIXSHORT)-(PREFIXLONG) should be shown for (PREFIXLEN)

e.g. 2015-07-05 /20-/24, 2016-04-01 /4-/8, etc.

The benefit to the community is increased transparency in the management of the queue and a better ability to understand the total inadequacy of IPv4.

Users logged into AOL who have a place in the queue should have a marker displayed next to their queue entry "(--You are here" or equivalent.

Timeframe: Immediate

18 July 2015

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ARIN Comment

17 July 2015

Thanks for your suggestion, numbered 2015.10 upon confirmed receipt, to publish certain details of the IPv4 waiting list on the ARIN website. As it turns out, we had already started work on similar functionality when your suggestion was submitted. For the most part, we will be providing data consistent with your suggestion on the public website. However, ARIN will not be providing functionality for participants to view their place on the wait list.

We are going to close this suggestion as we have currently have it in development and will be implemented near the end of August 2015, as part of the next ARIN Online release.

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