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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 - Inter-RIR Transfers - Shepherd's Inquiry

> After Thursday, I also plan to float some other ideas (which we've
> discussed here on the AC list) on PPML for inter-RIR transfer policy
> that avoids the requirement for needs-based local transfer policy at
> the receiving RIR. I think that will be necessary to actually allow
> any inter-RIR transfers to APNIC. Since the current proposals are
> no-ops unless APNIC changes their transfer policy in Busan, I'm ok
> waiting to discuss them at Philly as well.
> 

First, the current proposals are not no-ops. They happen to exclude
APNIC unless APNIC happens to change their policy. I see this as
the right thing to do. I will strenuously oppose any policy that favors the
elimination of needs basis and the abandonment of our stewardship in
that direction.

Owen