[arin-ppml] 2014-2 8.4 Anti-flip Language

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Mon Feb 24 23:07:24 EST 2014

On 2/24/2014 2:20 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I disagree. I don’t want to see flipping become a tool for speculation 
> in the market post-exhaustion, any more than I want to see it become a 
> tool for draining the free pool. In fact, I think that the former 
> might be significantly more harmful than the latter at this point. 

I don't get it. You want everyone to switch to IPv6 as soon as possible, 
and yet you don't want the IPv4 market to experience speculation that is 
detrimental to continued use of IPv4?!?

> I don’t see a problem with that. I have no desire to encourage transfers as a primary choice. I think it is, in fact, just bad policy to do so. Transfers should, IMHO, be viewed as a last resort when free pool options have been exhausted.

I believe they'd be the "last" "first" and "only" resort, wouldn't they? 
I mean, if you *need* IPv4, and there's no free pool, what else can you do?

Matthew Kaufman

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