[ppml] Markets, pricing, transparency, 2008-2 / 8.3.9

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Tue Mar 18 00:32:23 EDT 2008

At 10:36 AM +0900 3/18/08, Randy Bush wrote:
> > A large portion of the reasoning behind this policy was to get legacy 
>> IP holders to free up space.
>precisely.  the goal of a market is to get goods to 'best use.'  and
>despite fred's assertion, the current transfer policy does not do that.
>if it did, folk such as arin's lawyer would not be vilifying legacy
>holders from the nanog stage.

That's not necessarily a defect in the current transfer policy as
much as a failing (of those who have more address space than
they require) not returning the excess to the IANA.


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