[ppml] Prefix availability under 2008-2: IPv4 Transfer Policy Proposal

Leo Vegoda leo.vegoda at icann.org
Mon Mar 10 16:16:24 EDT 2008

On 10/03/2008 18:05, "Scott Leibrand" <sleibrand at internap.com> wrote:


>>>>> Why would anyone have to wait for address space?  If they're willing to
>>>>> pay the market price for it, there should always be space available.
>>>> That's a very bold statement. Is it based on research?
>>> Yeah, about 200 years of economics research.  It turns out to be true
>>> for anything, ranging from "true love" to "oil" to "IP addresses."
>> Are you suggesting that there will be a steady flow of prefixes of all sizes
>> or making a comment on economic theory?
> I took his comment as a general comment on economic theory.

I suppose everyone can interpret the phrase "steady flow" differently. Maybe
I should have been more precise. I am not aware of any published research on
what the churn rate is likely to be and would be grateful for pointers.



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