[ppml] Research on transfer markets, was: RFC 1744 and its discontents

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Apr 23 04:44:12 EDT 2008

> > the problem of the new company that comes to ARIN the day after 
> > depletion looking for addresses for their new network.  

> The only downside is that getting it from an existng network 
> means if at some point in the future you decide to cancel 
> service from that network, you will have to give it up and renumber.

Actually, no you will not have to give it up and renumber in this
scenario. Instead, you will have to go live on IPv6. Getting an
IPv4 allocation at that late date is only a stopgap measure to
give you time to get IPv6 functional in your network.

Here's where the idea comes in of requiring *ALL* applicants 
for IPv4 space over the next two years or so, to provide answers
to a survey of IPv6 deployment which includes signed statements 
of intent from the CFO level. This shouldn't cause anyone great
difficulty to get the information, but will have the effect of
raising the profile of IPv4 exhaustion within the MBA-bearing

--Michael Dillon

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