[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-165 Eliminate Needs-Based Justificationon8.3 Specified Transfers

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Feb 17 13:00:33 EST 2012

On Feb 17, 2012, at 12:39 PM, Mike Burns wrote:

>> as an aside, one might consider instead what precisely is being conveyed if it supposed to
> be a number block which is unique with respect to others in the registry, but
> actually isn't complying with the rules of the registry needed to keep it unique?
> I have considered this question, my answer is that what is being conveyed are the exclusive address rights granted to the original registrant and then transferred with a legal chain of custody to the ultimate holder of the address rights.

If that's the case, then no registration would be needed at all.  
For example, anyone could conduct such sales between parties privately, 
including dividing blocks into smaller ones sold to additional parties 
ad infinitum...  Private property per se wouldn't imply any requirement 
to update a registry, absent laws specifying such.

I've been told that parties who want to make a marketplace also want the
results from their transactions to be in the registry and accepted by the 
community.  Interestingly enough, the inherent conflict between wanting 
the community to accept the results of their 'sales' in the registry but 
not wanting to follow the same community's policies for changes to the 
registry hasn't been very well understood.


John Curran
President and CEO

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