[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sat Nov 22 12:41:00 EST 2008

> ]   - Maintains that IP addresses are not property.

and this is good for the internet because?

> ]   - Maintains the concept that unused addresses should be returned to
> ]     the free pool.

as opposed to being actually used by someone?

> ]   - Maintains need based addressing.

put a needs-based restriction on direct transfer

> ]   - 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.

this solves a non-problem.  i assure you that they will find each other

> ]   - All transactions are two party transactions with ARIN as one of
> ]     the parties.  The potential for multi-party legal disputes is
> ]     reduced.

without arin in the middle, all transactions will be two party.  with
arin in the middle, they will, in reality, be three parties.

> ]   - ARIN can absorb spikes in supply or demand, creating more level
> ]     prices over time.

this is a problem?  and i believe lucy, this will all settle out in a
year or two.

> ]   - ARIN can provide transparency across all transactions in this
> ]     system.

and transparency will make the internet better because?

> ]   - Reduces confusion to new entrants over where they should go to
> ]     receive address space.

i suspect that the trading floor will quickly become well known.


More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list