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

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Thu May 19 17:59:28 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 16:49, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com> wrote:

>  Blake,
> My proposal includes a limit of /12 of needs-free transfers specifically to
> prevent hoarding and market cornering.
> (It's a recent addition.)
> Regards,
> Mike

It's not about a limit, though the above limit is ludicrously high. What
benefit to the community does IP space sitting with some broker give the
community post run-out? Even just a /24 of space just sitting there is a
complete waste of resources that could be better used elsewhere.

I am perfectly OK with existing space sitting with someone who no longer
needs it waiting to be sold. I think it is a completely unnecessary waste of
resources to allow someone to purchase said space that is not planning on
*using* it.

Be a broker if you want, and make a site like EBAY or something, proxy
transfer if you really want to be aggressive, but I just don't see the use
of letting space sit with a buyer who only intends to try to profit from
speculation, because that is the only possible justification for removing
needs is speculation, wether its your overly long planning period, or some
other equivalent, its still speculation of a limited resource to bring you
profit at the expense of the community.

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