[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-153 Correct erroneous syntax in NRPM 8.3

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sun May 29 18:54:09 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 22:02, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> I'm not sure what you're trying to do here. If the problem is
> dis-aggregation of blocks, why don't we propose a change that limits the
> dis-aggregation on the supply side?

I think this is one of the problems I continue to struggle with
regarding the entire transfer policy.  It attempts to try to
accomplish many things.  Among those I would include:

  * Ensure that any/all such transactions are properly recorded.
  * Allow underused numbers to be better used.
  * Minimize dis-aggregation
  * Allow $DESPERATE_CORP$ to move to the head of the number
    queue via the directed transfer policy by paying for that privilege
    (to the supplier).
  * Prevent $MEGA_CORP$ from buying all available numbers (perhaps
    one /24 at a time, infinitum).

I am not entirely sure that the existing policy consensus will
actually do these things well (and while I can conjecture with
the best, until we get deeper into runout/transfers, my crystal ball
is still cloudy).

However, that all said, I think it is important that if the intent
of the consensus is not being implemented (because of vague
or inconsistent language), we should try to *just fix that* now
(and let another policy proposal open all the discussion on
what is the "right"/"best"/"different" policy).

So, I support this proposal moving forward to correct the
implementation to match consensus.


(*) However I also struggle here with the case that why should a supplier
    have any additional restrictions to dis-aggregate than would ARIN, if
    the same numbers were available to ARIN.  I know I have multiple
    minds regarding this issue.

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