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RE: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit

  • From: Per Heldal
  • Date: Tue Feb 19 03:59:37 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 17:05 +0000, Rod Beck 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.
> 
Growth is king, also in networking. How can a v4 market meet the demand
of an expanding global network beyond a short-lived gold-rush?  A
price-tag may create an incentive to sell, but doesn't create more units
or magically solve other problems (e.g. fragmentation). Many are those
who look forward to a v4 market. Not to invest in in, but because will
be the most powerful catalyst driving the transition to v6. 


//per