[arin-ppml] Results of Transfer Proposal Survey

Bill Darte BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Wed Aug 27 06:18:05 EDT 2008

Like the NFO...national farmer's union...you have tremendous power.
Governance, address policy, etc...all these things are within your sphere of influence...
and yet, you are a group of individual entities that are driven to maximize your individual profit.
So, no cartel are ISPs, to decide which numbers are routed and which are not...I think.

-----Original Message-----
From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net on behalf of Per Heldal

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 03:54 -0400, Paul Wall wrote:
> Liberalized transfer is going to happen whether we like it or not.

That depends on the definition of "we". _If_ transit operators don't
approve they only need participation from a handful of big networks to
render black/grey-market address-blocks useless. "We", as in everybody
else, can do little but watch should that happen.

> One need not look futher than ebay sales, webhostingtalk all-stars
> "buying" up swamp space under shady pretense, etc.

Some people are willing to trade just about anything for a profit. That
doesn't mean that every form of profitable transaction must be


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