[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-136 Services Opt-out Allowed for Unaffiliated Address Blocks

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Thu Feb 24 13:22:26 EST 2011

Hi, Frank.

On Feb 23, 2011, at 11:37 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:
> Unless someone demonstrates that there is a pressing issue or problem, I am
> opposed to this proposal. 

Until recently there was no "pressing" need for IPv6, and yet it has been and remains prudent to develop and deploy.  Preparing for a situation in advance is not a bad thing.

Further, the situation that prop-136 deals with is one of governance.  Your argument is akin to "nobody does X, so who cares if X is illegal?"  But the fact of illegality drives action underground, and clear insight into the desire / demand is difficult at best in such a situation.

In other words, we're talking about a strategic opportunity here rather than a tactical question.


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