[arin-ppml] Revised and Retitled - Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 10:42:10 EDT 2022

On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 5:47 PM Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 12:39 PM Mike Burns <mike at iptrading.com> wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> I am sorry, I actually penned a long reply to  your initial post but
>> never sent it.
>> The limit on initial block size is the same as if you came to ARIN
>> seeking a block not for lease, but for your circuit-connected customers. To
>> wit, ARIN will require more than just your statement.
>> What’s to stop a company from claiming they will be delivering service to
>> connected clients over the next two years, so they should get a
>> pre-approval?
> They have to buy equipment and sign contracts for transit to deliver such
> service. That equipment is worth far less if re-sold, and those contracts
> cost money to terminate.

Equipment can be repurposed. Contracts can provide portability of capital
or resources. Contracts can have termination for convenience options. Might
be more useful to think about cost of capital, risk and other factors that
go into IPv4 "speculating".

/not an attorney nor using Attorney Google

Warm regards,

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