[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

James Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 15:01:59 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Member Services <info at arin.net> wrote:
> Policy Proposal Name: IPv4 Recovery Fund

My concern with the proposition is it is also a financial incentive
not to return IP space that should be returned.  Why return space now
for no incentive, when new more encouraging incentives may be adopted

Greater scarcity expected later could be expected to result in higher
bids and thus better
incentives;  i.e. such a policy actively encourages speculation, since
the exact system by
which IP space can be easily monetized can now be seen.

Hence a current holder of IP space may be best financially served by
holding on to
as much space as long as possible.

The policy proposed provides no hard limits on the number of dollars
ARIN would be willing
to allow recovery to cost for a given address block size.

And appears to fail to require concessions from parties partaking of
financial incentives
(such as signing a RSA for any other legacy space they might have)


More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list