[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-165 Eliminate Needs-Based Justification

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 12:18:48 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 23:17,  <jeffmehlenbacher at ipv4marketgroup.com> wrote:
> I would agree that free allocations should be scrutinized closely to
> ensure need.  For 8.3 Specified Transfers however, no purpose is served
> when a transfer is rejected between a Company with an unused allocation
> and a Company in need.  The unused IPv4 block at the source Company
> remains unused.  The rejected recipient Company must seek alternatives
> which may include applying to ARIN for a smaller block from the free
> pool.

Ok, here is an alternative "thought" (it is not a
proposal, and for full disclosure, I might very
well "vote" against it because there are things
I do not like about my proposal, but it might be
a different way to frame the issue by suggesting
a way that many can get a little of what they want).

Proposal Thought:
Legacy numbers (and only legacy numbers) may
be transferred to a recipient under an RSA with
the need justifications being deferred for 12 months
(at which time numbers that would not be justified
would return to ARIN).

Adv: Allows legacy holders to monetize their underused
       numbers (winner legacy holder)
Adv: Allows recipients to defer justifications until their
       business plans are more finalized (winner recipient)
Adv: Move legacy numbers to RSA (winner ARIN community)
Adv: Allows brokers to monetize additional facilitations
       (winner brokers)
Dis: ARIN would have to track "deferred" justifications
Dis: The numbers could end up being "tainted"
       while in the possession of the temporary holder
       (think business plan of a spammer)
Dis: Requires ARIN to potentially "claw back"

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