[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2011-1 -Inter-RIRTransfers -Shepherd'sInquiry

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu Jun 23 13:42:37 EDT 2011

Hi Kevin,
> If "Whois bypass" or "private registry" issues arise, this falls in line 
> with how the internet has evolved over the decades.  If people don't like 
> the way something works they do something else.  If the something else 
> works better then networks adopt it, if not the networks don't use it and 
> it atrophy's.  So far this has been eminently functional.
> This is one of my personal soap boxes.  The internet has operated 
> successfully so far only because of the philosophy of cooperative anarchy.
> Isn't (wasn't?) internet2 at it's core little more than a private registry 
> with Whois bypass?  This is gross simplification but I think it applies.
> Kevin

I have to say I agree with everything you say, but to me cooperative anarchy 
dictates a minimal ruleset of which a needs-test designed for efficiency in 
an unpriced world would not be included.


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