[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu May 19 18:28:09 EDT 2011


On 5/19/2011 3:21 PM, Blake Dunlap wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 17:13, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at 
> <mailto:matthew at matthew.at>> wrote:
>
>     On 5/19/2011 2:59 PM, Blake Dunlap wrote:
>
>
>
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>         its still speculation of a limited resource to bring you
>         profit at the expense of the community.
>
>
>     Please remember that not all speculation of limited resources,
>     even if it brings the speculator profit from time to time, is at
>     the expense of the community. Oftentimes it actually provides
>     benefits to the community (market liquidity, price stability, etc.)
>
>     Matthew Kaufman
>
>
> Price stability does not require a middle man to hold assets, they 
> only need to be listed, but I will give you liquidity for *sellers* 
> absolutely.
>
> Do we really need such liquidity for *sellers* in IPv4? Is there even 
> use for such?


Sure. If you need space in 6 months, but not now, wouldn't it be nice to 
get it from someone who'd worked with a middleman today to start a 
5-month project to free up space and transfer it to the middleman... 
rather than having to wait those 5 months yourself?

That's just one of many examples that popped into my head.

Matthew Kaufman

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