[arin-ppml] Analogies

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Apr 29 15:30:26 EDT 2011

On Apr 29, 2011, at 2:34 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> Right, and to be clear, I was responding to John's original question:
> "Can we actually have *any* multi-stakeholder, private sector led, 
> bottom-up policy development system for technical coordination 
> of identifiers at the same time as we have parties presently that: 
> 1) have no existing contractual requirements to participate in the 
> system, but 2) presently hold number resources in their belief as
> personal property?"
> with an example of one such system.  As I said, I suspect there
> are others, but the IANA/ccTLD situation is one I'm familiar with.

That example appears to worked for dozens of entities, but I don't 
know how it would achieve closure on order of tens of thousands of 
organizations (such as we have today with legacy IPv4 registrations,
or such as existed in DNS when the forced DNS transition occurred)


John Curran
President and CEO

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