[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-2: Waiting List Block Size Restriction

Dan Oachs doachs at gac.edu
Wed Feb 27 09:56:52 EST 2019


I agree with Albert here.  I'm sure there would be lots of details to work
out but at first glance auctioning off the numbers and then using that
money for special projects ( NOT for buying more IPv4 addresses ) sounds
like a good idea to me.

--Dan



> The auction idea for ARIN might be a good idea. Instead of just "giving"
> the numbers to the next person on the waiting list, put them up for bid.
> However, I disagree with using the proceeds to buy more numbers, as this
> is a bad idea. Instead, use it for special projects or to reduce on a
> short term basis the fees charged to its members and others as a pass on.
>
> Albert Erdmann
> Network Administrator
> Paradise On Line Inc.
>
>
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2019, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>
> >
> > In message <FB7268F3-FDDF-453B-9797-0EE2706A6503 at cubemotion.com>,
> > Robert Clarke <robert at cubemotion.com> wrote:
> >
> >> My proposal is that ARIN auctions off all available IPv4 ranges reserved
> >> for allocations under 4.2 policy and pockets the proceeds.
> >
> > This was always and inevitably going to be the end game anyway... a true
> > and unfettered free market, where money talks and the devil takes the
> > hindmost.  Or to quote one of the greates SciFi movies of all time
> > (Alien, 1979) "A survivor - unclouded by conscience, remorse, or
> > delusions of morality."
> >
> >> Excess funds can be used to buy up additional IPs to bolster ARIN
> >> reserves, for an endowment, or potentially some other charitable
> venture.
> >
> > Sorry, but that part is just nuts.  Sell IP address so that you can
> > buy IP addresses??  That makes no sense at all.  Much better to invest
> > the money in real estate.  And as it happens, I understand that there
> > are some condos for sale in Trump Tower.  For some reason, the Russians
> > who used to own them don't seem to want them anymore.
> >
> > Oops!  Sorry.  My bad.  There are -no- Russians who own condos in Trump
> > Tower.  There are however a number of offshore corporations that do own
> > condos in Trump Tower.  But you know, we can't tell you who owns those
> > because, you know, that's confidential.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > rfg
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