[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-147 Set Transfer Need to 24 months and Clarify Exception

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Mon May 2 20:13:19 EDT 2011

On May 2, 2011, at 4:39 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

>> If they are to re-qualify, it doesn't make sense that they be forced to justify only a 3-month supply simply because the free pool is low or empty.
> I disagree.
> Again, I don't think that we need to support that through policy. IPv4 is reaching its
> end of life. There is a need to help some organizations limp along with it through
> transfers while it is deprecated, but, seeking to create new businesses based on
> IPv4 construction over the next 2 years is not something I favor encouraging or
> facilitating through policy.

ANY new entity which is built through acquisition of something that exists today will need to serve customers on the IPv4 Internet for at least 2 years. Even if they are fortunate enough to grow.

You are arguing that because Facebook has enough IPv4 space to last for another year or two, a new upstart shouldn't be able to use VC money and the transfer market to obtain an existing entity with enough IPv4 space to compete against Facebook on the IPv4 Internet for a year... you'd rather force them into getting only enough for 3 months and then crossing their fingers in hope that another 3 month supply will be available... all because the ARIN free pool ran out?!?

Matthew Kaufman

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