[arin-ppml] Q1 - ARIN address transferpolicy: whythetriggerdate?
sleibrand at internap.com
Tue Jun 24 12:58:27 EDT 2008
Kevin Kargel wrote:
> I strongly oppose any effort to create an artificial IP commodities
> market. I know it is a philosophical stand and will draw many flames,
> but the Americans who most benefit from access to internet are the low
> to middle income groups, and adding even small charges to that access
> could take internet out of their grasp. Anything we can do to prevent
> raising that cost will benefit society. While we are all more
> comfortable than many families, please don't forget those who have to
> make hard decisions budgeting for residential information services.
Which will raise costs to those groups more: denying their ISPs the
ability to get new IPv4 addresses? Or allowing them to make a choice of
whether or not to get addresses on the transfer market?
If you're not sure, consider an analogy: which would it be better to
tell a low-income family? "I'm sorry, gas is too scarce, so we stopped
selling it here: you'll need to ride the bus." or "I'm sorry gas is so
expensive: if it works better for you, you might want to consider riding
the bus instead."
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