[arin-ppml] Borders sells their /16 block

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Dec 6 16:12:44 EST 2011

On Dec 6, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:

> Please note that I'm not advocating the above conflict. I would explicitly advise all parties against it. However, I do recognize it as a possibility - as a likelihood, even. Therefore I do advocate that we plan for it.

Done. ARIN is prepared to manage the Whois registry database in 
accordance with the number resource policies developed by the 
community, including the potential legal aspects that might arise 
in the event of conflict from requests outside of adopted policy.

> There are multiple (completed and pending) trades that do not have broad visibility. The lack of transparency means we may not know until after the fact, if ever, how these conclude. But nothing has yet proven that ARIN has any legal authority over these kind of transactions. This community should consider ways to avoid finding out, by being more accommodating to economic and legal reality.

Those parties that wish more accommodating transfer policies 
might want to get more involved in the public policy process,
and/or encourage others to do the same.  ARIN can only serve
the needs of the Internet community as represented by those 
that participate in the public policy process.

I do agree to the extent that more involvement in the policy
process will help avoid surprises and conflict later on (and
particularly if we can get more involvement at this crucial 
time leading up to IPv4 depletion.)


John Curran
President and CEO

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