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

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Wed Jun 26 13:58:40 EDT 2013

I do not agree that there is a "requirement" for a transfer market to be possible.  I strongly disagree that it is in any way part of the ARIN charter to manipulate rules to benefit a profit motivated transfer market.  


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From: wherrin at gmail.com [mailto:wherrin at gmail.com] On Behalf Of William Herrin
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Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Kevin Kargel <kkargel at polartel.com> wrote:
> <Kevin> Isn't the liquidity of a transfer market in itself outside of ARIN's scope?

Hi Kevin,

That depends. With all this talk about conservation, operational need, documented need, and even the requirement for a transfer market to be possible, I would propose that we're beating around the bush of an unstated core principle: that ARIN is responsible for implementing an allocation process for number resources which is sustainable over the full life cycle of the protocols which consume each resource.

If you don't agree that's the case then there's a fair argument to be made that transfer market liquidity is a concern outside of ARIN's scope.

But if you agree with the sustainability principle then IPv4 transfer market liquidity is of primary concern.

Bill Herrin

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