[arin-ppml] Under what circumstances should ARIN permit transfers? (was: Q1 ...)

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Fri Jun 20 20:58:23 EDT 2008

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

>>>>> Leaving morality out of it for the moment, there are contractual 
>>>>> obligations here (RSA).  Are you suggesting that the contracts 
>>>>> signed with ARIN do not matter or that they should not matter?
>>>> Should not matter.
>>> Anyone who says that signed contracts should not matter is frankly 
>>> full of fecal matter.
>> Are you arguing that we the community, through ARIN, 
>> should not have the right to 
>> waive certain contractual rights if we think it's in our 
>> collective best interest?
> AnyONE.  Not -all- of us.

Ok, then in that case we're in agreement, at least, but I think the 
thread above shows some over-reaction.  Everyone who I've heard argue 
that parts of "the contracts signed with ARIN should not matter" made 
that statement within the context of a discussion about a relaxed 
transfer policy proposal like 2008-2.  Either it passes, and we 
collectively agree that those parts of the RSA shouldn't matter, or it 
doesn't pass, and they still do matter.  I haven't heard anyone arguing 
that the RSA should be nullified more generally.

In any event, I'd like to hear your input on some of the more specific 
issues, as well.  If the community ends up favoring a relaxed transfer 
policy, which rights do you think ARIN should reserve (such as the 
requirement for justification of need, holding periods, etc.), and why?


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