[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jun 26 12:14:09 EDT 2013

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:11 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> On 6/7/13 09:16 , Chris Grundemann wrote:
>> 1) Do you support the principle of efficient utilization based on need
>> (Conservation/Sustainability)?
> Yes, however the focus on conservation over other considerations exemplified
> by current IPv4 policy is an artifact of the IPv4 free pool run-out.  Once
> the ARIN IPv4 free pool is gone, other considerations will need more sway in
> policy, such as the fact that IPv4 addresses will have to be purchased on
> the transfer market.  This means policies that ensuring a fluid and
> functional market are more important than conservation.

Hi David,

Would you mind expanding on that a bit? If an IPv4 transfer market
could be shown to exhibit better liquidity in the absence of any ARIN
needs analysis (it hasn't, but for the sake of the argument assume
someone offered a satisfactory proof that it would) would you come
down on the side of better liquidity (addresses are available to be
acquired) or documented need like we've applied to the free pool this
past decade (only those who deserve addresses get them)?

> I think there are even higher principle that we should be considering, such
> as.
> - All Internet users (or consumers) and devices connected to the Internet
> are entitled to unique internet number resource assigned to them from a
> network operator.
> - Network operators, public or private, are entitled to unique Internet
> number resource from the Internet Registry System to connect users (or
> consumers) and devices to the Internet.

Are these not matters of network infrastructure policy outside ARIN's scope?

Bill Herrin

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