[arin-ppml] DRAFT POLICY 2012-3: ASN TRANSFERS

John Santos JOHN at egh.com
Fri Mar 30 11:31:35 EDT 2012

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012, JOSHUA SNOWHORN wrote:

> in support of 2012-3.

> The current process via only M&A or Bankruptcy, forces entities to 
> troll for cheap assets or failed companies to acquire an AS that is 
> viewed as favorable. Simply stating a policy to facilitate simple 
> transfers removes the hassle for the few who would do 
> such a transaction and frankly clarifies a market for unused assets. 

False dichotomy.  They have a 3rd option, applying for and receiving a
new AS directly from ARIN.  

Why should any number be viewed as favorably or unfavorably?  Unless it
is a very rare special number attached to superstition (7, 13 and 666
are the only 3 examples I can think of), you must be refering to the
reputation attached to an AS by the business reputation of its former
holder.  Rather than inducing clarity, attempting to confuse people by
trading on the reputation of the current or former holder without
acquiring the network, assets, customers or anything else that reputation
was built on, smacks of deception.

> Spend some time digging AS by AS and you will find by far and away too
> many unused ASN's that in some cases have sat there for decades. I cannot
> imagine any of us would condone leaving such a limited 2bit 

32bit?  There is no current or impending shortage of 32bit ASNs.

>   ...  asset class as
> dead in the water because we did not support a written transfer process.
> Removal of ambiguity is the goal here, from everything I read on the
> proposed policy change, and that is a good thing. 

This proposal will increase ambiguity, not remove it.

> Cheers,
> Josh Snowhorn	

John Santos
Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
781-861-0670 ext 539

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