[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Mon Nov 24 14:36:25 EST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Milton L Mueller [mailto:mueller at syr.edu]
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:35 PM
> To: Kevin Kargel; arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund
> > -----Original Message-----
> > > > Kevin Kargel:
> >
> > [Kevin says:]
> >
> > Hmm..  explain to me how adding cost, adding administrative burden,
> > adding profit taking middlemen, increasing complexity and risk all
> > combine and do not increase cost?
> > I guess we can take all their money and rationalize that is for
> > own good and might make things easier later..  Never mind what they
> > think, they aren't smart enough to know what's good for them.
> >
> OK, then conduct a simple real-world experiment. Allow ARIN to use its
> normal processes to reclaim and re-offer ipv4 resources. Also allow
> bilateral transfers for money. See whether people flock to ARIN's
> alternative to avoid those profit-taking middlemen and complexity. I
> perfectly happy to find out you are right; if that way is more
> so be it. But if you are right, there is no reason to prevent the
> alternative: people are smart enough to know what's good for them, eh?

[Kevin says:] 
Whether they are smart enough or not is moot..  they have the right to

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