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

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Mar 18 00:45:04 EDT 2008

>>> 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.

ahhh, the socialist economy planners know best.  cool!


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