[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-9: Resolve Conflict Between RSA and 8.2 Utilization Requirements

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri Mar 21 02:04:16 EDT 2014

On 3/20/2014 3:11 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I think fear mongering about the “usefulness of the registry” by those 
> that seek to eliminate all policy enforcement in the registry should 
> be seen for what it is and that we as a community must make a decision 
> whether we want to have reasonable policies and a culture of 
> cooperation, or, abandon that culture which has worked thus far and 
> allow the regulatory chips to fall where they may when it becomes 
> obvious that we are unwilling to attempt to regulate ourselves.

I don't see a *documented* 40% abandon rate on 8.2 transfer requests as 
"fear mongering". I strongly suspect that every single one of those 
abandoned requests is a case where a M&A *actually happened* and yet, 
because it was abandoned, the registry no longer accurately reflects 
that M&A activity. (I really can't imagine anyone who would simply, for 
entertainment value, file 8.2 M&A transfer requests when no M&A has 

The longer this abandon rate stays high, the more incorrect entries in 
the registry will accumulate. Not "fear mongering", just fact.

The original author of the draft policy claims to have personal 
experience that suggests that one of the reasons these are getting 
abandoned is the language he seeks to remove. I guess I'd like to hear 
evidence that shows that the abandoned requests are getting abandoned 
entirely for some other reason before opposing this proposal. Until 
then, I support it.

Matthew Kaufman

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