Don't count anyone out...
People seem to think that because the clone "NICs"
have not focused on IP addresses they are not interested.
This is not true.
Prior to last month, there was not a good solid dollar
figure placed on leasing IP addresses. ARIN has helped
plant a stake in the ground.
With that event as well as the time ticking on the
NSF contracts, the other NICs can add IP addresses
to their business plans.
People with spread-sheets can now plug in lease rates
and network sizes and develop some projections.
In summary, the venture capitalists did not understand
the IP address leasing market. ARIN is educating them.
That has been a major contribution of ARIN.
JimFleming at unety.net
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)