[arin-ppml] Q1 - ARIN address transfer policy

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Sat Jun 21 05:39:12 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> To me, this assumes facts not in evidence.
> 	1.	It assumes people who realize that there is no valid
> 		for their address space will still refuse to return it
> 		recycling.

A pretty reasonable assumption, given what we've seen so far. Just
insert the word "most" between "assumes" and "people." 

> 	2.	It assumes that Markets will significantly increase the
> 		of address space that is returned.

Again, hard to argue with this one, and an assumption that seems to be
tacitly supported by your own concerns about rampant speculation.

> 	3.	It assumes that the RIRs will not be able to issue any
> 		returned space after free pool exhaustion.

If assumptions 1 and 2 turn out to be true, this one just flows
logically. Although the words "not be able to issue _any_ returned
space" is too extreme. I am sure there will be SOME returns; I am also
sure that most of the potential returns will NOT happen without economic

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