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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 5 18:04:54 EDT 2011

On May 5, 2011, at 1:30 PM, Mike Burns wrote:

>> And in times of serious shortage government resorted to "needs based" distribution of petrol and other resources (coffee, sugar, wood).  There have been times where people got gasoline vouchers or chits that they >could use to purchase a rationed amount of gasoline.  The average family guy got so many, a furniture store got more, and a farmer got even more.
>> This would suggest to me that when there is an actual shortage even our venerable US government saw the need of "needs based" distribution rather than just making resources available to the wealthy.
>> Mc Tim
> When exhaust happens, even if you have need,  you are going to have to pay the price required for somebody to sell to you instead of to another person with need, according to current policy.

Yes, vs. the price required to prevent sale to a speculator without need which will
likely be significantly higher.

> Attested need will only be the price of entry to the "ARIN auction".

I would say it is the requirement to walk away from the auction with the goods rather
than the entry into the auction. Additionally, I would say that it is not the ARIN
auction, ARIN is merely the company registering the transactions as they are

> It won't change the fact that you will have to outbid all the other needers.

True. What it does is remove the non-needers from the pool of people you
have to out-bid. What I don't understand is how adding non-needers to the
pool would help.


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