Consultation Closed: Retirement of IPv4 Countdown Plan

Posted: Monday, 25 April 2016

On 22 April 2016, ARIN concluded its community consultation regarding retirement of the IPv4 Countdown Plan.

ARIN thanks those that provided feedback during the consultation. Based on community feedback, ARIN staff will retire the IPv4 Countdown Plan effective 1 June 2016.  As outlined in the consultation, retiring the IPv4 Countdown Plan involves the cessation of Phase 4 processing procedures in our future review of IPv4 assignment/allocation requests. These requests are destined for the waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests, and going forward they will be handled via normal processes and no longer be serialized via team review of IPv4 request tickets. Removing these procedures would allow the recovered staff time to be redirected to other registration related work activities inside the ARIN Registration Services Department, such as handling the increasing number of IPv4 transfers.

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