My thoughts on ARIN web hosting policy
simon at optinet.com
Mon Jan 8 12:25:13 EST 2001
I agree with you completely on how it would impact mostly new/small business. It actually was that way for us until ARIN
suspended the policy.
On Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:56:13 -0600, John McNamee wrote:
>My first concern is that a significant policy change is being considered
>without any formal study showing that IP-per-domain web hosting is actually
>a major cause of IP address depletion. I'm not saying it isn't -- I'm saying
>that I don't know, and nobody has done a scientific study of the issue.
>Can't ARIN find some university to do the research and write a report?
>Assuming the hard data emerges and IP-per-domain hosting is found
>to be a threat to the address pool, it becomes a problem that the entire
>industry must face together. Any pain must be shared equally. The
>proposed ARIN policy could have a disparate impact on newer/smaller
>hosting companies. Large established companies with lots of existing
>IP allocations could continue to offer IP-based hosting to some/all of
>their customer base, while new entrants could not. Regardless of
>whether this rises to the level of a legal anti-trust problem (IANAL),
>it bothers me on a fairness basis. I believe strongly in free markets,
>but the market isn't free if different rules apply to established players
>versus new competitiors.
>Director of Operations
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