[arin-ppml] DRAFT POLICY ARIN-2011-1: GLOBALLY COORDINATEDTRANSFER POLICY (Legecy space)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 12 11:13:59 EDT 2011


On Apr 12, 2011, at 7:03 AM, Benson Schliesser wrote:

> 
> On Apr 12, 2011, at 6:47 AM, Bill Darte wrote:
>> How do you feel about the Constitution?  200+ years old...lots of things have changed since that was written....is it too irrelevant because its old..or are the principles upon which it was written still as pertinent today as ever?
>> 
> Bill, do you really think this is a reasonable comparison?  On one hand: a document that has withstood 200+ years of change, written by representatives from all the colonies, enshrining the basic structure of our government and individual liberties.  On the other hand: a document written 15 years ago, by a handful of people, expressing administrative choices based on then-current technology limitations.
> 
I think the comparison is perfectly valid. The age of the document is not particularly relevant.

If this had come up in 1805, one could actually have made a similar statement about said constitution.
After all, the constitution was written by 33 people and, for example, such things as the electoral
college were very much about the "then-current technology limitations".

> 
> On Apr 12, 2011, at 12:40 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> 
>> 1.	I don't think that requiring need to receive resources will decrease the size
>> 	of the market or the number of participating sellers.
>> 
>> 	Decreasing buyers generally places deflationary pressure on markets, not
>> 	inflationary.
> 
> Higher prices generally increase the number of sellers.  This is a good thing, given a scarce supply and ongoing need.
> 
An interesting perspective. So your argument here is that I should actually think that making things cost more
is good for the community. Yeah, I'm not so convinced of that fact.

> If ARIN doesn't enable the highest market prices then sellers will go elsewhere.  The benefits of working with ARIN need to out-weigh the costs, if we wish to preserve accuracy in ARIN's whois data.
> 
Also not convinced of that. These higher prices must be balanced against risk. It may be that the buyers are
more willing to pay those higher prices in a risk-free environment than elsewhere.

Owen

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