[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-146 Clarify Justified Need for Transfers

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Thu May 5 06:24:06 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 2:59 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> that.
> Agreed.
> --
> Cheers,
> McTim
> "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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Based on the fact that you call it "petrol," i'll assume you're not in
the United States. My trips to the gas station take about < 5 minutes.
I would call that a testament to the free market.

But in all fairness, all governments have their hands in the cookie
jar. Your government more so from what I can tell.

Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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