[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-204 Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers (Sandra Brown)
andrew.dul at quark.net
Wed Apr 30 19:45:02 EDT 2014
On 4/30/2014 1:55 PM, sandrabrown at ipv4marketgroup.com wrote:
> BUT: With the limitation of the transfer size to a /16 or smaller, it
> would take a lot of transfers to hoard. It would take 256 transfers to
> stockpile a /8. This is the 2nd means to prevent hoarding. Most
> companies wanting that many IP's would simply do needs justification.
It seems trivial to me to divide a /8 into /16s or any other smaller
block so I could transfer it without doing the needs justification. I
could write a script for the transfer templates and just send them off.
Once the legwork for the first transfer is complete, the rest should
just flow right through. Nothing I see in the current text or policy
prevents someone from taking a larger block and slicing it up to get
under the /16 limit. Since most of the brokers are out speculating that
these blocks have significant value it seems clear that if the large
players need them they will just be paying a staff person a few extra
hours to manage this overhead.
Does the current policy need to change? Yes. Do I think this policy
proposal is the right answer, No.
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