[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu May 12 13:26:17 EDT 2011

Hi Owen,
>> I still don't see the connection between my proposal to drop needs 
>> requirements for transfers and the participation rate of DNS whois or the 
>> UK land office.
>> I may be missing something obvious, though.

>I believe he is arguing that if you turn address policy into a free-for-all 
>(as in your proposal), like
>DNS, it will decrease, rather than increase whois accuracy. I hadn't 
>thought of this consequence, but,
>now that Tom and Paul have brought it up, it does make sense.

I am still missing the connection between removing needs requirements for 
transfers and having that decrease whois accuracy.
If you can connect the dots, you will go a long way in convincing me that my 
proposal is flawed.

>> My whole goal is to increase accuracy in Whois, and I am not relying on 
>> any financial or price mechanism for that increase.

>And now there is evidence that your proposal would likely have the opposite 

What evidence?

>> I have not argued that pricing will increase registration, I have argued 
>> that pricing will ensure productive use.

>Which also remains in dispute and unproven.

Hence the word argued.


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