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Post-Exhaustion-phase "punishment" for early adopters

On Feb 4, 2011, at 4:45 PM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2011, at 3:41 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>> On Feb 4, 2011, at 3:39 PM, Daniel Seagraves wrote:
>>> On Feb 4, 2011, at 1:11 PM, Bill Woodcock wrote:
>>>> No, and in fact, I believe all the RIRs will probably do a reasonably brisk business in reclamation and reallocation, albeit in ever smaller blocks. 
>>> As holder of a small block, this scares and irritates me. It scares me that I might lose my autonomy and future expansion through no fault of my own, and it irritates me that the reason I may be forced to give up my address space will probably be to satisfy the internet's desperate need for more spam cannons.
>> If you are using your block, why would you worry?
>> If not are not using your block, why would you need it?
> Likely because some devices still don't implement IPv6 bootstrap.  Try to recover a Cisco router via TFTP boot in an IPv6 only environment.
> I have been trying to remind my vendors to think about IPv6 first and IPv4 as a secondary capability to supplement it, I do encourage everyone to make this part of your procurement of any equipment in 2011 and beyond.
> eg: If your DNS provider doesn't do IPv6, switch.  (has tucows solved the AAAA glue issue yet?  i think i need to switch... and no, i don't feel like using a hack process via a web form, I actually want real automated interfaces and support...)

I'm a little confused.  Sounds like the things you are talking about all fall into the "if you are using your block" category, so he shouldn't worry.

ARIN should not reclaim a block that is in use.  Unless I am confused?  (Happens a lot, especially as I get older.)