[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-20: Transfer PolicySlow Start and Simplified Needs Verification

Mike Burns mike at iptrading.com
Thu Sep 18 12:49:45 EDT 2014

Present transfer policy will effectively preclude new entrants from
obtaining any IPv4 address space via transfer (unless they can somehow
first get resources allocated from their upstream ISPs during this
time of increasing scarcity), so continued thinking and discussion
on solutions would indeed be prudent.


Yet another reason to support 2014-14, the simple solution to many problems.
2014-14 solves virtually all the problems being presented in the context of 
2014-20, does so in verbally economic terms, and contains within it 
protections against market manipulations in the form of the limit of a 
single /16 transferred needs-free per year per recipient.

No problems with 80% of last versus aggregate, no problems with TPIA, no 
problems with slow-start, no problems with MDN, no problems with upstream 
scarcity, no problems with section 4 versus section 8. No issues of NRPM 
bloat, no need to change section 4, no problems with minimum sizes. Plus it 
has the benefit of reducing the gap between legacy and RSA-space rights and 
reduces the risk of out-of-policy transfers which detriment Whois accuracy, 
and increases the likelihood of Interregional transfers with RIPE. Finally 
it allows us to stop with the deck-chair arranging and pay more attention to 
IPv6 policy.

Mike Burns

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