[arin-ppml] Microsoft receives court approval for transfer asagreed with ARIN

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Sat Apr 30 15:43:04 EDT 2011

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette
<rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
> In the "Be careful what you wish for" category...
> In message <BANLkTinPFQP6PnLB-usBJX6sXZjpv=OzQw at mail.gmail.com>,
> Jeffrey Lyon <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:
>>- Would resource holders support a model that allowed ARIN to take a
>>small commission on resource sales and then discontinue the practice
>>of charging an annual fee to its members who are not buying and
>>selling resources.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that you had intended to
> say "sales tax" rather than "commission".
> The word "commission" usualy implies a significantly active role in
> mating willing sellers with willing buyers.
> I rather doubt that anyone would like to see ARIN become like a Real
> Estate Agency.  Some, including myself, would probably not mind however
> if ARIN were to evolve into a sort-of "market maker"... *not* in the
> Goldman Sachs model (i.e. where they may sometimes be covertly taking
> a position adverse to those of their own clients) but rather more along
> the lines of the NYSE or CBO.
> Regards,
> rfg
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I'll avoid saying tax since ARIN is not government, but sure. I would
support restructing ARIN as a market maker, at least in principle. I'm
trying to be cautious in opening this up to exploration without making
a ton of assertations about how it should work in practice. You'll see
from Mr. Curran's e-mail that I have proposed conducting a study to
evaluate the feasibility of this and other related policy discussions.

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