Re: [sig-policy] [ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Transfer Policy Proposal
Accepting transfers only within the region is a
way to keep the IP addresses within the regions
in which they were originally allocated.
I don't know if it is good or not, but a fact.
If the transfer of legacy space is also admited,
it has a great impact in other regions, since
most of the unused space belonging to the legacy
blocks, will feed regional markets in the
developed countries. This is the promotion of
regional markets instead of global markets.
My opinion is that the regional approach to a
global poblem that is the IPv4 deployment is not the right approach.
At 06:51 p.m. 11/02/2008, Geoff Huston wrote:
Raul Echeberria wrote:
> Could the author of the proposal explain what is
> the justification for requiring that the
> transferee should also belong to ARIN's region?
> It is only a question and it doesn't imply any
> specific opinion about the topic.
Raul has not asked this more generally, but as
the proposer of a similar address transfer
policy in APNIC that also has a similar
restriction (APNIC members only) I should add a
note about why this restriction is present in
the APNIC transfer policy proposal.
In the APNIC case its about the regional address
policy group being able to define policy for
themselves. In this case the policy proposal has
not been submitted as a coordinated policy
across the RIRs nor as a proposed global polic.
It was submitted to the APNIC policy development
process as a proposed APNIC policy that would apply to APNIC members.
That said, I now notice that there are similar
proposals in both the ARIN and RIPE regions, so
it may be possible during the course of the
consideration of these proposals to assess to
what extent such transfer mechanisms could be
extended to encompass transfers across RIRs, as
Scott Leibrand has already indicated in his response to Raul.
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