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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:22:42 EDT 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 28, 2012, at 10:53 AM, Matthew Petach wrote:

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>> Um, no. The current policy is to focus on the need for space, which is in
>> fact what ARIN is directed to deal with.
> I guess I should simply be happy that the term "need" is
> sufficiently vague to allow anyone to apply for IP space
> based on their stated "need" for it, whether or not that
> "need" translates into real-world usage, as it seems
> it can be sufficient to "need" it for an internal network
> not visible to the rest of the internet.

Agreed. It's also sufficiently vague enough to add instability and
undermine trust in some of the IPv4 marketplaces.

I support the elimination of needs based justification.

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