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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Feb 25 10:33:57 EST 2011

On Feb 25, 2011, at 9:50 PM, Chris Grundemann wrote:
> Transfer of space is already allowed in the ARIN region, and there are
> discussions going on now which may lead to them being allowed
> inter-RIR as well. So, all of the benefits to those with "extra" IPv4
> addresses and those who need them are already built into the existing
> system. The only thing missing today is the ability for "address
> brokers" to get rich in the process.

I'm not certain that's missing either ("brokers getting rich") -  

While not the goal of the specified transfer policy, there is
likely a great opportunity in helping organizations economize 
their usage and offer the unneeded space to others, and also in 
helping those who want to acquire such space for their growth 
needs, but it requires being a "broker" in the classic sense 
of bringing parties together as opposed to the "speculator" 
sense of the term.  As long as those appearing before ARIN are 
presenting a valid transfer per policy, this works just fine,
and there is no reason that someone making this happen can't
be compensated for their efforts*.  ARIN is indifferent to such
arrangements as long as the participants in the transfer meet
the policy and agree to the transfer.

John Curran
President and CEO

*ARIN staff excluded (per conflict of interest policy)

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