[arin-ppml] arin-ppml] Transfer Proposals
ray at snewisp.com
Mon Sep 29 22:42:43 EDT 2008
That would likely result in the IP addresses bid up to and owned by like 2
providers, like FCC auctions. Great idea, but worth only $.02 unless you
are one of them.
> This is my $.02
>The current proposals are flawed.
For most of us being able to execute a transfer is a breach of our current
contract with ARIN.
The RSA most of us have signed says we have to return unused space if we no
longer need it.
The only people who haven't signed such an RSA are the legacy holders.
A better proposal would be more similar to the radio frequency auctions.
Radio frequencies and IP addresses share a lot of similarities.
There are limits on their availability and they can only be used by one
entity at a time in a given place.
For radio it is a geographic area.
For IP addresses it is the DFZ.
Not a perfect analogy but a lot better than the alternatives.
Ie. ARIN pays companies to return blocks and improve the efficiency of
Then auctions the blocks off to approved applicants.
Any 'profit' is used to create incentives for additional returns and/or
This would maintain the non-profit status.
An alternative inverse would be to Auction off the rights to a returned
block of given size.
Then offer 'rewards' for the return of blocks.
If no blocks are returned the winning bidder gets their money back.
If a smaller block is returned they get a portion back.
This would be repeated until everyone is happy or disillusioned enough to
switch to IPv6.
LR Mack McBride
Alpha Red, Inc.
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