[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2015-9: Eliminating needs-based evaluation for Section 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 transfers of IPv4 netblocks

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Mon Oct 5 17:36:28 EDT 2015

On 9/24/2015 8:46 PM, Richard J. Letts wrote:
> It is potentially enabling organizations with more money than need gain more resources, potentially at the expense of non-profit and educational organizations who might not be able to raise cash for additional IPv4 space [or equipment to support a transition to IPv6].

Organizations with "more money than need" have already locked up several 
/8s worth of address space through contracts with the holders, making it 
unavailable at any price to the organizations you're concerned about. 
Game over.

Either 1) we let them record those as actual transfers now so we see 
that in the database or, 2) we wait for them to record them as policy 
permits, and only those "in the know" are aware of the status of the 
blocks. There's no third option where people who don't have enough cash 
to pay the going market price are magically getting addresses due to the 
continuation of needs-based transfer policy.

Matthew Kaufman

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