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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Wed Jun 26 14:18:49 EDT 2013

On 6/26/13 12:58 , Kevin Kargel wrote:
> 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.

I could care less about someone making a profit or NOT on the transfer 
market.  What I do care about is that without it there is no motivation 
for organizations to free up unused or under-utilized resources. 
Freeing up resources is frequently not a zero cost operation, and if in 
some cases it is, so what.  For ARIN to reclaim resources from 
organizations, the only real alternative to a transfer market, is most 
definitely not a zero cost operation, and that cost would be born by the 
whole community.

Once the ARIN free pool is exhausted, the transfer market is what we 
have, ensuring at least minimal functionality is something we need to 
worry about.  Should the functioning of the transfer market be first 
over everything else, probably not, but I it has to be a consideration.

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