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

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 19:55:53 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 16:25, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> There is a real problem to solve. I am surprised you cannot see it. As ipv4 addresses become scarcer and more valuable while the need for them continues for at least a decade, and a transfer market develops, the economic stakes associated with legacy holdings and transfers rise considerably. It's quite likely that many of these transfers will take place outside of ARIN's framework due to the unwillingness of market participants to subject themselves to ARIN's peculiar methods. If legacy holders don't have an explicit right to opt out, and use alternative, compatible registration services, then the "untraceable mess" Tony Hain warned us about will develop. {Reference: "Proposal insanity"]

I do not make the same correlation you seem to be.

We have a non-profit organization operating a registry openly governed
by community driven policy, and we have a potential problem.

Your proposed solution appears to be to encourage folks to opt-out of
the system entirely and turn instead to for-profit companies who will
very likely have no need to (and likely a fiduciary responsibility not
to) have their operational policy directly controlled directly by
their customers.

I would propose working within the existing, open and transparent,
system to solve any potential problems.


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