[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Sun Sep 12 02:58:51 EDT 2021

Owen DeLong wrote:

> Then the invisible hand ant its middle finger clearly prefer leasing, so why all the hubbub about it?
> Owen
Because for a long time we had it better than that and we are not 
willing to abandon ship just yet, we would like to try to limp it into port.

Responsible stewardship of IPv4 numbers is more important than ever, 
with the pressure on and the end still out of sight.

And what we come to accept for IPv4 may very well carryover to IPv6 if 
and when it becomes the protocol of the internet. So be careful what you 
wish for.

I am personally not in favor of granting network number resources based 
upon needs tests that consists of simply planning to lease them out to 
actual network users.

These are network protocol numbers, to be used to enable network 
operations. Those actually doing and planning such should have some 
advantage, some priority, some recourse other than simple market forces, 
for as long as possible.

So long as there is a needs tests, replacing the RiR as the distributor 
(for fun or profit) does not qualify. Nor would allowing it to qualify 
make any sense for maintaining the relevance of our RiR system, indeed 
our entire self governance model.

Call a spade a spade. You are a fan of IPv4 leasing for the same 
motivating factor as always. You believe it will hasten the IPv6 
migration by intensifying the misery of IPv4 users.

I believe that is neither inevitable nor justifiable.

I believe you have not factored the collateral damage properly.


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