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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 10:24:48 2008

On Feb 18, 2008, at 6:11 AM, <[email protected]> wrote:

the article here
is an interesting read given the current state of IPv4
depletion/IPv6 conversion operational climate.
As it is indicated, it's a proposal and there are
considerations as to whether it makes things better or worse.

Not sure what proposal this article refers to. The proposals
under discussion are posted here

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.

Owen DeLong