[arin-ppml] FW: Creating a market for IPv4 address space in absence of routing table entry market

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 13:11:26 EDT 2008

Hullo Milton,

(and welcome to the conversation)

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> This issue (consolidation of the ISP market) is something I have been
> thinking about and preparing a paper on.
> Assume for a moment, Tom, that address transfers are NOT allowed, ever,
> by any RIR.

Well, some of the RIRs have a sub-allocation policy in place already,
which could be used to transfer space from one LIR to another.

> When v4 free pool is depeleted is not the only alternative then for a
> hungry ISP to acquire a smaller ISP if it wants to expand address space?

or use RFC1918/NAT/IPv6/or even multicast/somebody else's block (not
unheard of).


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