[ppml] [Spam] Re: FW: No transfer policies are needed

Aaron Wendel aaron at wholesaleinternet.com
Mon Apr 21 16:43:04 EDT 2008

I have to admit that I haven't been following the thread to closely so take
my comments for what they're worth.  And since this is my second e-mail to
the list take that in to account also.

It seems to me that creating a secondary market for IP4 addresses would
increase the cost of those addresses.  Like any other commodity, the more
demand you have the more expensive they'll be.  

Eventually companies needing additional IP resources will have to weigh the
cost of acquiring additional IP4 addresses against the cost of migrating to
IP6 or, once the market matures, be forced to IP6 just because of the
scarcity of IP4 addresses.

In the long term this proposal may have the same net effect that a lot of
the soft landing proposals do and create a sort of economic soft landing of

Everything in this world is finite.  I've heard estimates we have enough oil
to last us 20 years.  Are we scrambling to find something else?  Not really.
IPs are the same way.  People will continue to consume them until the last
one is spent and then they'll look for people that have them to buy, barter,
steal from.  No one wants to change.

I think this proposal, or what I know of it, creates an transition period
that people will be able to understand and deal with.


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