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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers

On Feb 6, 2011, at 7:51 PM, Randy Bush wrote:

> it is both amusing and horrifying to watch two old dogs argue about
> details of written rules as if common sense had died in october 1998.
> what is good for the internet?  what is simple?  what is pragmatic?  if
> the answer is not simple and obvious, we should go break something else.

Actually, I'm in full agreement with you: the goal needs to be to keep
the Internet running.  Alas, I've run a few networks, but that's a few
years back, and I'll be the first to admit that my particular graybeard 
views on what is best for the Internet lacks current operational insights.  
Also note that, as CEO of ARIN, it is not my role to preempt discussion by 
proposing solutions, but instead to encourage good discussion of the issues.

So, what exactly is broken and needs to be changed?  I do know that we can't 
have the basic premises of the system completely set on a regional basis, but 
we also have to allow for regional differences in policy since operators face
different challenges.   While the discussion is ongoing, we're keeping to 
the principles of aggregation, conservation, and registration, and looking 
forward to any consensus that emerges from the operator community to change
these principles.


John Curran
President and CEO