Only after they are accepted by the AC as a formal proposal
and assigned a number.
The article is referring to a proposal submitted by the ARIN AC
which, if adopted, would allow for organizations to transfer
address space to other organizations under dramatically
different circumstances than are allowed today.
That policy proposal is available here:
Not to mention the negative effects of an increase in the number
of small routes in the Internet routing table. You might pay
half a million dollars for a /24 only to find that ISPs will
not accept your route announcements. Yet another reason why
a registered IP address block, in itself, is not valuable enough
to buy or sell.
Actually, the proposed policy provides significant limits to
the de-aggregation which can be done in its current form.
In any case, nothing is decided before the meeting in Denver
on the 6th to 9th of April 2008. In fact, even then it won't be
decided, just past the first hurdle.
True. However, there is also a NANOG BoF where several
members of the ARIN AC will be present to get input from
the community on the subject of this proposal, and, other
ideas/strategies for IPv4 after IANA free pool exhaustion.
The BoF will be in the Crystal Room from 4:00 PM to
5:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 19.