[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-6: Transfers and Multi-national Networks

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Jun 23 19:16:37 EDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 6:55 PM, Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 3:36 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 4:06 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> > Draft Policy ARIN-2015-6
>> > Transfers and Multi-national Networks
> Noted.  Can you read over my comments below, and then note why you think
> it's a bad idea to ignore the geographic location where an organization is
> utilizing its ARIN-registered addresses when evaluating transfer requests?
> I'm hoping to hear the consequentialist argument behind your position,
> independent of the appeal to authority (of the PDP) that you gave below.

Hi Scott,


It grants large, multinational corporations unhindered access to IP
addresses for worldwide use. Such addresses are denied to smaller
organizations in the same localities who can't claim an ARIN-region
presence. The addresses are also rendered less accessible to
organizations solely within the ARIN region who can't support a
purchase with profit from a region where addresses are in higher
demand. It's a cross-subsidy (one source and consequence of monopoly
power) for organizations many of whom are already close enough to
being monopolies as makes no difference.

Bottom line: it's grossly unfair to all of us who aren't large
multinational corporations.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Owner, Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>

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