[ppml] Listing services
sleibrand at internap.com
Mon Mar 17 20:35:27 EDT 2008
michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
> How many of you have spent some time at http://www.sec.gov reading about
> how properly run listing services operate?
One other type of real-world listing service (that might be a better
approximation of what we'd want for an IPv4 listing service) would be
the various Multiple Listing Services (MLS) set up to list real estate.
In fact, although I don't see anything on sec.gov about the subject, a
quick Google search for "how a listing service operates" brings up the
Wikipedia page for Multiple Listing Service as the first hit, as well as
some other examples of listing services, such as apartments, commercial
real estate, etc.
I agree that we have a lot to learn about listing services before we set
one up. Part of the reason 2008-02 was written the way it was, with
just a single statement that "ARIN will develop and operate a listing
service ..." was that any attempts to define how the listing service
might operate at this point would be premature. In addition, how the
listing service would operate is probably more an operational matter
than a matter of policy. Of course, that doesn't detract from the
importance of doing it right, so I would expect that ARIN would hire
experts on the topic to make sure they take advantage of the expertise
of someone who has set up a similar system before.
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