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On Aug 18, 2011, at 4:53 PM, John Curran wrote:
With respect to registry services, you referenced the incumbents as discouraging change, and that easily could be construed as a reference to ARIN.
I claimed "I believe we're now in the phase where the incumbent monopolies and their supporters attempt to actively discourage use of new disruptive entrants" and that I saw parallels with how PTT monopolies behaved in the past. I'll let others interpret my statement (and your responses) as they like.
With respect to forum, I am certain that ICANN, or IGF, or any number of other of forums are available in which to hold such discussions. Feel free to choose one and start discussing the various options and their merits.
Sorry, John. I no longer get paid to get involved in politics at that level (thank all the gods!). And besides, life is _way_ too short to waste time arguing about whether the tide is coming in. I'd have thought the folks who claim to be "[a]pplying the principles of stewardship" would take more of a leadership role, but perhaps they're too busy writing lawyer-to-lawyer letters.
p.s. The folks on the APNIC Policy SIG List have actual APNIC policy development to attend to, so if this was a reference to ARIN's position on registry evolution then please take it to PPML. Thanks.
Hmm. An ARIN AC member promotes an ACM Queue article written by the (then) ARIN Board chairman (now treasurer) on the APNIC Policy Sig list. I comment on a message from a participant on that list that referenced the implication of transfer policies discussed in that article on AP-region participants since APNIC's free pool has exhausted. You, as ARIN CEO, bring up ARIN actions against new entrants and then direct me to "take it PPML". Seriously?
I figure there really are actual APNIC-specific policy issues here, particularly given the exhaustion of APNIC's free pool and ARIN's stance on returned legacy space (as I understand it). Since APNIC now only allocates a single /22 for new entrants, this is a non-trivial matter for folks facing significant growth in the region that is (I believe) facing the fastest Internet growth. I am quite interested in understanding what folks in the AP region are going to be doing regarding the use of non-traditional address registries because I have an extremely strong suspicion 1024 addresses aren't going be enough to last until IPv6 can be an alternative.
But thanks for your instructions. I'll take them under due consideration.