[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal -- Normalize Free pool and Transfer justification periods

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Jan 13 16:06:36 EST 2012

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>    1. Policy Proposal Name: Normalize Free pool and Transfer justification
> periods

Hi Owen,

I OPPOSE this proposal in concept and in the particulars.

The sole purpose of needs-based policy, the only one, is to suppress
frivolous consumption of a limited common resource. With transfers,
significant and growing sums of money change hands, a fact inherently
suppresses frivolous use. The need to suppress transfer-based
consumption with policy, if it exists at all, is consequently much
less than with free pool consumption.

Just as the regulations which apply to a strip mine are not
appropriate when applied to a recycler, rules which are perfectly
rational for free pool allocations can be onerous and excessive for
transfers. "One size fits all" is entirely inappropriate here.

Bill Herrin

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