Transferring /8 networks between the RIRs

Seth Mos seth.mos at
Wed Nov 23 13:14:07 CET 2011


New here, be kind please.

I was wondering if there has been any thoughts or consideration to
transfer unassigned /8 networks between the Regional registries to
mitigate registries (like APNIC) that have already exhausted their pool.

The quote from Geoff about expending the old IPv4 space as soon as
possible tickled the mind.

Immediately let all registries enter end-game simultaneously and use all
the available free /8 networks to facilitate migration purposes and new
customers that require PI space for dual stacking.

A possible use of the space for CGN purposes might qualify, maybe?

The rules for distributing the last 5 networks to each RIR one seemed
fair at a glance, but in retrospect not the most fair.

Getting the whole globe acting in the same fashion at once might do more
to get the deployment forward, maybe. Not so sure the world agrees with us.

Kind regards,

Seth Mos

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