[arin-ppml] 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Mon Sep 29 12:23:25 EDT 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 12:00 PM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> wrote:

>> I still believe that a transfer policy at all is a bad idea
>> and do not support any form.
> And given the current problems with the world's financial markets,
> I believe that this is the WRONG TIME for any RIRs to be considering
> liberalization of address block transfers.
> Market mechanisms are no longer trusted. It is becoming clear
> that the complex derivatives being traded were a cover for massive
> fraud. Since IP addresses are not property/assets, the only way
> they can be traded is via derivatives.
> Nobody on the BoT or the AC is qualified to make decisions regarding
> markets, therefore ARIN should simply steer entirely clear of the
> whole mess. Stick with what we know and what works. People who made
> bad strategic decisions about deploying IPv6 in their networks may
> be hurt, and they may complain loudly about this, but ARIN has no
> duty to rescue such organizations from their bad decisionmaking.
> IPv6 is there and ARIN has made sure that the registry is not a  
> barrier
> to deploying IPv6. That is sufficient.

2008-5 will assure that ARIN does not, through commission *or*  
omission, create a barrier to deploying IPv6.


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