[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Mon Nov 24 17:49:27 EST 2008

> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 06:24:24 -0000
> From: <michael.dillon at bt.com>
> > Besides, we all know that an IPv4 black market has existed 
> > for years.  
> No we don't all know that. Whenever we hear of attempts to
> sell address space, they are either frustrated (e.g. Ebay cancels
> the auction) or they end up being effectively annulled by ARIN.

Some people are singularly ill-informed as regards 'ancient history'.  :)

Circa _20_years_ago_ IPv4 address blocks *were* being sold for money.
Back then, I heard 'gory details' of several such sales _directly_ from 
a participant in the machinations.

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