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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers

On 2/10/2011 8:44 PM, John Curran wrote:
> If you'd like to reserve a large block for purposes of LSN
> without any concern of future address conflict, it would be
> best to actually reserve it via community-developed policy.

When there are X /8 networks reserved by the USG, it seems extremely 
wasteful to reserve from what little space we have a large block 
dedicated to LSN when the USG can give assurances that

1) We won't route this, so use it

2) We won't be giving it back or allocating it to someone else where it 
might be routed.

All proposals concerning reserving a /8 of unallocated space for LSN 
purposes was seen as obscene, and many proposals compromised with a /10, 
which some feel is too small. I don't think it would hurt for someone 
with appropriate connections to ask the USG on the matter. It is, after 
all, in the USG's interest and doesn't conflict with their current 
practices. Many don't consider it a concern (shown by wide use of DoD 
space already deployed), yet some do apparently have concern since there 
has been multiple requests for a new allocation for LSN purposes (in the 
IETF and in RIRs).