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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Fri Feb 17 17:13:24 EST 2012

On 2/17/12 16:10 CST, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 21:59, Astrodog<astrodog at gmail.com>  wrote:
> ....
>>> 2.      Find a buyer that does have legitimate need for a /16 (If there's value to not carving it up,
>>>         isn't that defined in terms of market demand for the space as a whole?)
>> The seller is not ARIN. Presumably in the hypothetical, they believed
>> that their original buyer had a legitimate need and ARIN disagreed.
>> The seller has no way to be sure of which way such a determination
>> would go, and incurs all of the administrative cost of attempting a
>> sale again, while still having the risk that the transfer would be
>> rejected.
> A seller can always require buyers to show ARIN
> "pre-approval" for need before initiating negotiations.

Exactly, and this is one of the purposes of the ARIN STLS.

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