[arin-ppml] Serious question for the list.

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Thu May 5 13:07:02 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have had an idea.
> Since it has been determined that everybody in the ARIN community with an
> email address may participate in policy development, how does the list feel
> about soliciting the input from a broader group of participants?
> Suppose I posted to a site like Reason magazine, which is Libertarian,
> inviting people to join the ARIN ppml in order to support my proposal to end
> needs requirements for IPv4 transfers?
> And those who oppose could post to HuffPo or some other site where opposing
> views might be expected to be courted.
> Is this a horrible idea?
> I have not acted on it, there could be large implications.
> What are your thoughts?
> Regards,
> Mike Burns
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I dislike the idea. PPML is compromised primarily of the olde guard
that seems intent upon blocking any efforts to commercialize
registration services. Even with substantial support, at this point it
seems those who are actually in charge of voting on policy would block
these attempts until (in an extreme case) they're completely voted out
of office. Even with AC support, there has to be concurrence within
the Board of Trustees.

You can, however, use your own resources to create a grassroots
campaign for supporters of this idea (for which I am one, as you're
aware) to voice their opinions to ARIN and the PPML. Even better, you
could run for office.

My immediate focus is on a recent proposal that would the specified
transfer process more palatable.
http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2011-May/021419.html . I
made the suggestion that the justified need be extended to 36 months,
which hopefully will gain traction.

Best regards,
Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net | http://www.blacklotus.net
Black Lotus Communications - AS32421
First and Leading in DDoS Protection Solutions

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