[ppml] IPv4 address and routing slot markets

Kevin Loch kloch at kl.net
Sat Oct 27 13:16:04 EDT 2007

michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
>> However, if we go ahead and allow full 
>> deaggregation down to /24, as Geoff's proposal in APNIC would 
>> do, then we lose the ability to filter such routes without 
>> losing reachability.
> Allow?
> What business does ARIN or APNIC or RIPE have in allowing or disallowing
> any kind of route announcements? It is not in the charter of ARIN or in
> the terms of reference of RIPE. Is there a significant number of ISPs
> who are about to sign some kind of routing treaty?

What the RIR's could do is limit subdivision of assignments to
only a certain level when transferring them.   If you had a /16 you
could only sell it off in chunks of /20 for example.

The current RIR's have the best chance of implementing those kinds
of restrictions by supporting markets early, but time is running out.

- Kevin

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