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

Kevin Kargel kkargel at polartel.com
Mon Sep 22 13:13:35 EDT 2014

> John, we're on the same page here, I think.
> > I am not for or against the present approach, but want to understand
> > the community thinking on why enterprises should be prevented from
> > doing transfers and subject to architecture-specific constraints in
> > order to receive approval.
> No one participating in the RIR system should be prevented from doing any
> bona fide transfer.  In the 8.3 world, network operators must be free to buy
> and sell IP addresses as it fits their business plans.  If we can agree on that,
> can we agree that any mechanism which forces a company to do multiple
> transfers or buy multiple blocks is a disservice to the community?

I for one do not agree with this.  ARIN is in the business of supporting networks and network operators and doing a fine job of it.  ARIN has no place supporting commodity sales.  

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