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

Martin Millnert millnert at gmail.com
Thu May 12 18:07:49 EDT 2011

Hi John,

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 5:44 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On May 12, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Mike Burns wrote:
>> As far as what you term a non-operator speculator, you see the risk of gaming the needs analysis.
>> The same risks lead to not-notifying ARIN and continuing to use the addresses under the purchaser's name, leaving Whois in more disarray.
> That is a potential risk that some will take, whereas others may
> decide to avoid doing speculation in this particular market.
> One other point regarding transfers from a party with actual need -
> the risks may increase depending on any policy constraints on the
> supplier of the IP addressees (e.g. if you qualify based on need,
> but the party you're getting them from does not have that amount
> of space in contiguous blocks that match policy constraints, or if
> you are seeking a small number of addresses which is less than any
> minimum size requirement, etc.)

How do you value need in terms of $ ?
Allowing correct price discovery is essential for any market to function well.

Perhaps it is possible to simply binary stamp a buy request approved
or rejected, before it can be allowed to bid on objects on the market?
Essentially saying 'trader X has been approved for the purchase of /21
worth of IP addresses', or something like this.



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