[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Oct 21 11:23:56 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM, CJ Aronson <cja at daydream.com> wrote:
> I have a question for you. Right now ARIN's policy is sometimes stricter
> than in other regions.  Having gotten address space in the past from ARIN,
> RIPE and APNIC this could seriously be debated but the perception is that
> ARIN is more difficult. This is based on the policies developed in this
> region for the acquisition of address space.  Do you want to make those
> policies less restrictive for transfers than for getting address space from
> the free pool?

Hi Cathy,

I really haven't made up my mind on the question. Post free pool, I
think there's some merit to the proposition that dollars and sense is
sufficient to assure efficient utilization by the recipient. But we
aren't post-free-pool yet, we haven't made new free pool assignments
off-limits to transfers and regardless that's a larger debate than
adding inter-region transfers to our existing in-region transfer

> I am interested in peoples' thoughts on this.  Should we have two different
> justifications for need, one for transfers and one for the free pool?

As long as there's a free pool (or at least a free pool that isn't
*very* tightly restricted) I tend to think it's better to have the
same standard for both free pool and transfer recipients.

Bill Herrin

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