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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 5 19:45:23 EDT 2011

On May 5, 2011, at 4:23 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> On 5/5/2011 4:08 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> The problem is that elevating speculation to the same level as
>> extrapolation of past performance in the evaluation of needs
>> basis strikes me not as a level playing field, but, rather tilting the
>> game in the opposite direction.
> Only if you don't think ARIN staff has experience evaluating requests for demonstration of need. Apparently I have more faith in ARIN staff than you do.
ARIN is quite good at that. However, one of the most important components of that evaluation
is the past track record. The 3 month limit applies for exactly that reason to organizations that
do not have a track record.

> Would you be happier with 12 months for new/recent and 24 or 36 months for existing holders? The problem I'm trying to solve is that 3 months is a ridiculously small amount of justification window when the pain of getting the space at all is so much higher than it is pre-runout.
No, I would not support 24 or 36 months in any case.


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