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

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Fri May 6 09:58:00 EDT 2011

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:38 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:30 PM, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> or wait inline until ARIN gets some more, or use private addressing,
> or move to IPv6....

This is the meat of the issue. Those who wish to restrict ownership or
transferability of IPv4 are generally advocating migration to IPv6 as
the end all solution to any IPv4 problem. It most likely is, long
term, but that does not fix the near term issue of companies that have
not migrated for various reasons.

Naturally, your rebuttal will be something to the effect of "their
fault, not mine," but keep in mind that some of us actually want to
see IPv4 continue to survive for a period of time for those who do
rely on it and do not want to incur the substantial costs to upgrade
their networks or do not wish to fight through early compatibility
issues. Let's refer to this chart:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DiffusionOfInnovation.png . By this
assertion, ~50% of resource holders are going to be late to adopt and
will inevitably be hurt by IPv4 policies that are in place today.

Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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