[arin-ppml] "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers (was: Re: And so it ends... )

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Mon Feb 7 16:07:36 EST 2011

> -----Original Message-----

> ARIN has always enforced a philosophical position:
> IP addresses go to those with justified technical need.
> IP addresses are not property.
> Address leasing without ARIN in the loop holds the prospect of
> demolishing those principles

So what? You correctly identify those principles as "philosophical". When facts change, philosophies change, or at least, they'd better. We have words - religious dogma -  that apply when they don't. 

Neither old principle corresponds well with free pool depletion and the existence of competition among multiple claimants for the same resources. 

With "leasing," we see an even simpler process for achieving the same result as address transfers. Existing holders take on all the transactions costs of effecting the transfer that ARIN would otherwise have to assume. Also seems to have good aggregation properties, which a straight transfer does not. What's  not to like? 

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