[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-146 Clarify Justified Need for Transfers
dogwallah at gmail.com
Thu May 5 02:59:26 EDT 2011
On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM, Warren Johnson
<warren at wholesaleinternet.net> wrote:
> I respect that. But just because you don't want to teach your child that
> doesn't mean it isn't true. It's not like OIL is allocated based on need.
Hmm, well my experience yesterday waiting in line for 2.5 hrs to get a
limited amount of petrol suggests that occasionally, the petroleum
market fails catastrophically, and when that happens, you can't buy
whatever you want/need from "the market".
> It's allocated based on who can pay for it
and who can get to the pump first, based on my recent experience.
and the market sorts out that
> price. IP addresses are a unique resource that happens to be allocated
> based on need.
That's right, and I think it should stay that way. Needs based
resource allocation has been a "crowdsourced" policy for several
decades. I see no reason to junk the "wisdom of the crowd" because we
are approaching scarcity.
There's not many limited resources out there that are like
"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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