[arin-ppml] LAST CALL for Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-3: Remove 30 day utilization requirement in end-user IPv4 policy

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu May 12 17:34:15 EDT 2016


From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at delong.com>
>Milton,
>
>Despite your continued assertion of this position, no, there are a 
>number of us who believe that needs assessment remains valid in the 
>absence of a free pool as a mechanism to ensure that resources are not 
>going to organizations without need.

You and others may believe that, but as far as I know, nobody has 
produced evidence that shows that needs assessment in fact provides that 
mechanism. Whereas there is significant evidence that - despite needs 
assessment continuing to be supported as policy - resources are in fact 
being locked up by organizations that do not meet the NRPM needs test 
(both existing organizations that no longer meet it, and therefore have 
addresses for sale - and organizations which are using mechanisms 
outside of transfer to assure that their longer-term future needs will 
be adequately met.)

>
>While it is clear you do not perceive this as necessary, it does not 
>make everyone who disagrees with you inherently wrong, nor does it 
>indicate that we are disconnected from reality.

Until evidence is provided that the needs assessment that you and others 
so vehemently argue to continue as policy does in fact perform the 
function that you claim it does at this point in the IPv4 lifecycle, I 
will continue to take that as an indication that you are "disconnected 
from reality", as you put it.

Matthew Kaufman
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