[arin-ppml] About needs basis in 8.3 transfers
rgrant at skywaywest.com
Wed Jun 4 11:40:35 EDT 2014
+1, with the added note that speculation and hoarding will be in play
in a limited-resources market.
"In other business news, a man traded a kidney for an IPv4 C Class
But wait - isn't this a GOOD thing? Who's going to hold out on IPv6
deployment if those addresses are FREE and IPv4 addresses cost more than
an Apple share?
On 2014-06-04 8:28 AM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> On 6/4/2014 7:11 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Or, you could recognize that the intent of the policy and the reason
>> for that policy is to make those addresses available to other
>> entities with a more immediate need and behave in the spirit of the
>> We can't make the letter of the law force all organizations to be
>> good actors. It's just not practical. The best we can do is provide
>> policy that expresses the general intent of the community and hope
>> that the majority of people and organizations are good actors.
> Once addresses are no longer available from ARIN, all organizations in
> need of addresses will be spending real money to acquire them. They
> will spend that money as directed by their leadership and their
> shareholders to ensure their own perceived need is met, not what ARIN
> thinks they need this week. In fact, for public companies to do
> otherwise would be irresponsible to their shareholders and actionable
> by said shareholders.
> If they are unable to register the addresses, they will still lock
> them up in contracts that are none of ARIN's business (and entirely
> invisible to ARIN), not "make those addresses available to other
> entities with a more immediate need". That's just not going to happen,
> for the same reason GM doesn't say "Well, tires are going to be in
> short supply for the next couple of quarters. We really should stop
> ordering them so other more charitable car makers can get their share."
> Matthew Kaufman
> ps. I'd also note that "policy that expresses the general intent of
> the community" may in fact *be* policy that lets post-runout transfers
> be performed without a needs test, as "the community" consists of a
> lot more than "Owen".
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