[arin-ppml] About needs basis in 8.3 transfers

Brandon Ross bross at pobox.com
Tue Jun 10 19:39:10 EDT 2014

On Mon, 9 Jun 2014, Owen DeLong wrote:

> Your third item is absurd. If they don't find sellers with that much 
> space, then it means the market isn't as large as described and the 
> problem is even worse and market capture is even easier. Without a needs 
> test or the other restrictions in 8.3, it would not take years, it would 
> take days. Address space would be swept away as fast as it came 
> available on the market. It would be IP lotto for the uber-wealthy 
> corporations.

If these bad actors are willing to spend such amounts of money to capture 
the market, why wouldn't they do this with the needs test in place simply 
by locking up all the space under contracts instead?

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