ARIN recognizes Interop for return of more than 99% of 45/8 address block

Brielle Bruns bruns at
Wed Oct 20 12:53:12 CDT 2010

On 10/20/10 11:34 AM, John Curran wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Brielle Bruns wrote:
>>> Not to stir an already boiling over pot and all, but is there any
>>> kind of report or documentation on releasing of space from
>>> countries other then the North American region?
> You're not going to find a lot of large allocations which are unused
> in other regions, predominantly because these allocations where made
> at the earliest time of the Internet to organizations that were
> mostly in the ARIN region.

True, I didn't take that into account.  :)

>>> I'd hate to think that the rest of the world thinks that the US
>>> should be the one to give up all their space so that they can
>>> continue to hand out space like candy...
> While it is true that some regions seem to be experiencing a real
> surge in IPv4 demand recently, it's also important to remember
> that*all*  of the address space is for the Internet community at
> large, based on documented need, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
> It's actually "global Internet address space"; this is a fundamental
> principle of the Internet Registry system as noted in RFC 2050.

Understood, I'm just expressing concern over the current situation of 
IPv4 exhaustion.  As a spam fighter, I tend to see bursts of spam from 
newly allocated space in various regions which leaves me scratching my 
head as to why some places keep asking for more space and getting it so 

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group    /

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