[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-5: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension - Last Call
owen at delong.com
Sun Apr 24 03:11:38 EDT 2011
>> Fortunately, the proposal quashes that unlevel playing field, and sets up a system where ALL players are on equal footing.
>> And that is a very good thing.
> That's not so clear. Aside from the community benefit argument, I'd
> have to question if this proposal wasn't an anti competitive
> regulation, to be honest. It's going to cause smaller networks to be
> priced out the market sooner and create the inverse condition you
> describe in the second paragraph. If all of those networks could have
> collectively deluged ARIN with /10 requests and been successful they
> would've already done it.
This proposal will set aside a single /10 for widespread use in place
of likely consumption of much more address space by multiple players
grabbing non-overlapping address ranges for the same purpose.
As such, your above statement rings very hollow and specious in my
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