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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri May 6 12:37:42 EDT 2011

On May 6, 2011, at 9:22 AM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> On 5/6/2011 8:56 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> STLS is a step in the right direction and making this program less
>>> restrictive is even better. Ideally, if I have a /20 now and decide I
>>> need a /18 to satisfy all future need prior to completing a full
>>> migration to IPv6, and I have the cash to do it, then it should be
>>> allowed.
>> What if you need a /18, but, know that by purchasing the equivalent
>> of a /6, you can cause significantly larger additional costs to your
>> competitors, possibly even pricing some of them out of the market?
>> You have the cash to do it, should this be allowed?
> No, but this policy proposal doesn't allow it, so I'm still not clear on why you're using arguments like this in order to object to the policy proposal.
> Matthew Kaufman

Because I keep responding to others who have conflated the larger
free market/unrestricted transfer idea into this discussion.

This type of abuse, however, is also a reason not to expand the
justified need horizon.


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