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Re: IPV4 as a Commodity for Profit

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Thu Feb 28 11:26:07 2008

Thus spake "Owen DeLong" <[email protected]>
On Feb 24, 2008, at 12:45 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
The wording of the question and response referred only to "ARIN members". That does not include most orgs with _only_ legacy allocations, but it would include orgs with both legacy and non- legacy allocations. Presumably, if an org had both types, both would have been included, but that wasn't explicitly stated since it wasn't relevant to the questions I was asking at the time.

Not necessarily. Orgs which are end-users and not LIR/ISP subscriber members may have resources from ARIN without being members.

82% (by number) of all direct assignments are legacy*, and that includes all of the class A blocks.

While I haven't requested the data to back it up, I find it fairly obvious that non-legacy direct assignments would be smaller on average and thus constitute far less than 18% (by size) of all assignments -- and a trivial amount of space overall compared to allocations to LIRs/ISPs.


* Same source.

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