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

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Mon Mar 06 09:05:10 2006

On Mar 6, 2006, at 4:32 AM, [email protected] wrote:

Sadly, many of the folks who are involved with ARIN are sadly short
in this regard. They dismiss both the idea of an address market upon v4
exhaustion and the idea of clear title to address blocks.
I can imagine a similar scenario in the boardrooms
of Exxon et al. A young executive suggests that gasoline
prices should be raised to $20 per gallon because
reserves are dropping. The seasoned executives glance
nervously at the unknown Russian oil reserves and the
huge Canadian oilsands reserves and wonder what would
happen to that plan if huge new supplies suddenly
entered the market.

Let's face it, IPv6 is close enough to IPv4 that any
attempt to put a price on IPv4 addresses will simply
cause a massive migration to free and plentiful IPv6

Or a freeing up of hoarded or unused IPv4 addresses. That's one thing spot markets are pretty
efficient at doing in times of scarcity.


--Michael Dillon