[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Sat Nov 22 12:35:12 EST 2008

In a message written on Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 11:30:54AM -0600, Randy Bush wrote:
> what i do not understand about this scheme is how inserting a monkey in
> the middle of every trade is gonna be better for the internet than the
> buyer and seller transacting directly.  i can see why it is good for the
> monkey, but not for the redistribution of ipv4 space.

In the rational section was the following text:

] Compared to other "transfer proposals", this proposal has the following
] benefits:
]   - Maintains that IP addresses are not property.
]   - Maintains the concept that unused addresses should be returned to
]     the free pool.
]   - Maintains need based addressing.
]   - Removes the need for those with excess resources to find those
]     without resources.  There is no need for any sort of listing
]     service, eBay, etc.
]   - All transactions are two party transactions with ARIN as one of
]     the parties.  The potential for multi-party legal disputes is
]     reduced.
]   - ARIN can absorb spikes in supply or demand, creating more level
]     prices over time.
]   - ARIN can provide transparency across all transactions in this
]     system.
]   - Reduces confusion to new entrants over where they should go to
]     receive address space.

I'm sure you'll consider several of those to benefit "the monkey",
but several of those clearly benefit the buyer or seller or both.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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