[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 102: Reduce and Simplify IPv4 Initial Allocations

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Thu Nov 12 13:54:01 EST 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> Mr. W needs some address space
> at his colo. He can't qualify via the colo's rules or ARIN's.

Interesting that in this thread, no one has interrogated this disjunction. Mr. W thinks he "needs" address space but ARIN and the colo don't. Isn't it worth considering for just a few moments what causes that gap in perception/definition of "need"? And if that gap is wide and persistent across many situations and actors or a few isolated instances? 

Also, how much thought has gone into justification and evidence for the proposition that applying ARIN's (apparently more restrictive and less contextual) definition of need serves the industry better than the brokerage arrangement? 


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