[arin-ppml] A Redefinition of IPv4 Need post ARINrun-out(was:Re:Against2013-4)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 20 08:18:24 EDT 2013

On Jun 19, 2013, at 3:25 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 18, 2013, at 7:14 PM, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com> wrote:
>>> 1. It has been argued that the larger ISPs have the prior advantage of
>>> holding highly valuable alienable assets which they received for free, which
>>> provide them with a competitive advantage over less endowed entities seeking
>>> to purchase addresses at a much higher relative price.
>> Yes, it has been argued. It hasn't necessarily been substantiated, nor has
>> anyone raising said argument provided any real evidence to support it.
> Of course the incumbent's assets offer a competitive advantage over
> the challenger. With such a prima facie case, the burden rests on who
> disagree to disprove it.

That's a different argument.

The original argument was that larger ISP's resources somehow had a competitive advantage over the resources held by smaller ISPs.

I don't believe that this has been proven or constitutes a prima facie case.


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