[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: Fair Distribution

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Jul 12 17:17:48 EDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Jason Schiller <jschiller at google.com> wrote:
>> >    0.2 Fair Distribution
>> >
>> >    The principle of Fair Distribution is the precept that the
>> >    fundamental purpose of Internet number resources management is to
>> >    distributed unique number resources in a fair and impartial manner
>> >    to entities building and operating networks, for benefit of all
>> >    Internet users equally, and thereby facilitating the growth and
>> >    sustainability of the Internet.
>> How does this statement square with the continued existence of two
>> very unequal classes of registrants?
> IMO, in the past, the community has agreed that those who got legacy address
> did so under a different set of rules.

Hi Jason,

To clarify, I meant ISPs and end users.

Though the legacy issue does illustrate the difference between
fairness and fair distribution. Grandfathering mechanisms are usually
fair but rarely yield a fair distribution.

Bill Herrin

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