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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit

  • From: Brandon Galbraith
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 12:29:08 2008
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On Feb 18, 2008 11:05 AM, Rod Beck <[email protected]> wrote:


Markets have proven to be excellent mechanisms for allocating resources fairness is a distinct issue) and might be the medication required given the apparent hoarding of IP addresses.

Nor is the trading of IP addresses inconsistent with ARIN ownership.


Roderick S. Beck

Markets have a history of efficiently allocating resources, this much is true. My concern is when IP allocations are based on fiscal merit instead of technical merit. Also, don't forget speculators within a market. Do you really want the price of IP blocks bid up by "IP day traders"?