[arin-ppml] Semi-serious proposal to start 2011

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 14:24:06 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com> wrote:

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> 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.


With all due respect you're not saying anything substantive. There
already is a market and it is already leagues ahead with respect to
"artificial cost". Attempts to micro-manage ARIN's last 5 /8
equivalents in the interest of keeping "all" members costs low as we
move to transition is required as stewards. Most of the "micro
management" has already transpired and unfortunately benefits a narrow
band of the ARIN membership.

The job with respect to transition is not done just because v4
addresses have exhausted. If you want to see a market develop that is
going to hurt all of us, assuming that we're done is the best way to
insure that.



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