[arin-ppml] Creating a market for IPv4 address space in absenceof routing table entry market

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Jun 18 06:07:14 EDT 2008

> I don't think anyone who advocates a market in address space 
> thinks that implies ownership of address space.  It implies 
> ownership of the right to use address space (i.e. a license 
> to use that unique set of integers, in the limited context of 
> the IPv4 Internet.)

If so, then that would be a MAJOR change to the set of rights wich
currently come with an ARIN allocation. Currently you have a right
to use those integers in devices which support the Internet Protocol
version 4. This holds whether or not you connect the set of devices
to the Internet or not. If you have a need for uniqueness, you can
apply to ARIN and get addresses. Many companies have done so, often
to use in VPNs or private internetworks (also called extranets) in 
which companies connect to their trading partners.

--Michael Dillon

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