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Re: shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)

  • From: Geoff Huston
  • Date: Sun Mar 05 14:59:56 2006

At 07:43 AM 4/03/2006, Brandon Ross wrote:

On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Marshall Eubanks wrote:

I will bet anyone reading this $ 20 USD right now that what will actually happen is the development of a spot market in IPv4 address space.
That's a sucker bet.

What's worse is that unless people start changing their tune soon and make the ownership of IP space official, this will be a black market (like it is now, just much bigger).
There is a lot to agree with in this statement, but also perhaps more to do that just that - how to support such a market such that uniqueness of current control over address resources is clearly demonstrable is necessary, but so is coherence of transfer of such control between consenting parties. I _think_ you are referring to some form of title registration or similar instrument that could support such a market - yes?

cheers,

Geoff