[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund
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
] - 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
] - ARIN can absorb spikes in supply or demand, creating more level
] prices over time.
] - ARIN can provide transparency across all transactions in this
] - 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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