[arin-ppml] Semi-serious proposal to start 2011
BillD at cait.wustl.edu
Mon Jan 3 14:17:17 EST 2011
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> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Kevin Kargel
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 1:02 PM
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> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Semi-serious proposal to start 2011
> My basic feeling is that some people will move early because
> it is fun and they are adventurous, some will move because
> they can see the business advantage to being a front runner,
> but most people will move when they have to and not before.
> Artificial pricing structures and taxes and artificial
> roadblocks are almost always bad.
> It is not ARIN's responsibility to ensure that individual
> networks transition smoothly. All ARIN can do is make the
> information available and hope that people take advantage of it.
> My forecast:
> Bolstering an artificial IP market to try and do some profit
> taking will be a great disservice to the community. I am
> convinced it will happen because the greedy people are more
> motivated to make it so than the rest of us are to prevent
> it. Once IP's are declared property (if you can trade it or
> buy it or sell it or rent it or lease it then it is
> manageable as property, no matter how strenuously you
> protest) then government regulation and taxation will be soon
> to follow. Bad things will happen after that.
> IMHO the best thing we could do is to maintain the current
> SOP and let IPv4 experience a steady predictable runout. Any
> attempts at micro-managing the runout will only rearrange the
> inevitable and create chaos and will have only minor if any
> affect on the runout date.
I very much agree with what Kevin expresses above....
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