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> Try looking at it from an outsider's point of view instead. If you're new > to dealing with ARIN, it is not uncommon to find the process is absolutely > baffling, frustrating, slow, expensive, and requiring intrusive disclosure > just shy of an anal cavity probe. as is dealing with pretty much any bureaucracy for which you are a novice. (FedWire/CBD anyone? :) > In any kind of free market system, competition would have bitchslapped the > current ARIN way of doing things a long, long time ago. Personally I find > the single most compelling reason to move to IPv6 to be the removal of any > justification for ARIN's continued existance in its current form. but its not "free-market" is it. > Somehow I suspect the only folks who wouldn't welcome this are the ones > who benefit from the one thing ARIN is actually good at doing, namely > paying for frequent business class travel and accomodations to exotic > locations around the world under the pretense of "meetings". Hrm guess I > had better offer dinner in St Louis is on me for whichever one of my > friends on the "ARIN travel plan" complains about this post first. :) while not i'm particularly enamored of the current status quo, it has the distinct advantage of being member-driven. and that means if the members want a change, there is a clear path for that change to occur. and perhaps its my particular POV, but arin members do seem adept at making "disruptive" changes in general RIR policies. --bill > -- > Richard A Steenbergen <[email protected]> http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras > GPG Key ID: 0xF8B12CBC (7535 7F59 8204 ED1F CC1C 53AF 4C41 5ECA F8B1 2CBC)