[arin-ppml] ARIN-PPML 2015-2

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Jun 3 12:45:03 EDT 2015

On Jun 3, 2015, at 12:35 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> Orgs that have money now and future needs can sign contracts to lock up space from potential sellers, to be transferred later. Nothing ARIN policy can do about that. Already happening.
> So which people does needs assessment for transfer help, again?

Needs-assesment does inhibit organizations which lack operational need (present 
or future) from investing in number resources and monetizing them in the future.  
There are obviously creative workarounds, but they introduce significant risk and
thus makes investment correspondingly less attractive.

Whether inhibiting non-operational market participants is desirable (and the related
costs of doing so) is an economics/policy question for the community to consider.


John Curran
President and CEO

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