[arin-ppml] On whether morality can be the lone argumentagainsta transfer market (was Re: 2008-6: Emergency TransferPolicyfor IPv4 Addresses)

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Tue Sep 30 17:09:53 EDT 2008

Sigh, the internet doesn't "need" paid transfers now, so then no, it would
not "still" need paid transfers.

Despite all the talk there is no forgone conclusion that a transfer policy
is a requirement.  To the contrary, the transfer policy talk is preventing
people from returning unused space.  Why would anyone surrender unneeded IP
space if there were a likelyhood or even a possibility that that space will
hold monetary value?  

> Some might be quick to dismiss this as impossible or 
> improbable, but for the sake of discussion, do you think the 
> Internet would still need paid transfers? 
> -Dan 
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