[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 -Inter-RIRTransfers -Shepherd'sInquiry
> If "Whois bypass" or "private registry" issues arise, this falls in line
> with how the internet has evolved over the decades. If people don't like
> the way something works they do something else. If the something else
> works better then networks adopt it, if not the networks don't use it and
> it atrophy's. So far this has been eminently functional.
> This is one of my personal soap boxes. The internet has operated
> successfully so far only because of the philosophy of cooperative anarchy.
> Isn't (wasn't?) internet2 at it's core little more than a private registry
> with Whois bypass? This is gross simplification but I think it applies.
I have to say I agree with everything you say, but to me cooperative anarchy
dictates a minimal ruleset of which a needs-test designed for efficiency in
an unpriced world would not be included.