[ppml] Markets, pricing, transparency, 2008-2 / 8.3.9

Cliff Bedore cliffb at cjbsys.bdb.com
Mon Mar 17 22:20:13 EDT 2008

Regarding a "market" for IPv4 addresses, I still have not heard any
disadvantage to ARIN staying completely out of the market part and just have a
policy that allows one more method of acquiring addresses.

As I understand current policy, there are basically two ways to get addresses

1)  Ask ARIN with appropriate justification

2)  Buy/merge with a company and get the addresses as a part of that
transaction (again with some justification to ARIN

It seems to me that all that 2008-2 needs to do is add a third method once the
IANA free pool is gone.

3) Party 1 offers to transfer to Party 2 some block of addresses.  Party 1
has the right to offer and Party 2 justifies the right to receive the
addresses.  No market, no ARIN involvement with SEC, just ARIN approving use
of a block of addresses.

Why is this not a simple way to handle the end of life address management of
v4 addresses?  ARIN gets their fees just like now so they remain viable but
have no interaction with the "market" and its associated problems.


Cliff Bedore
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