[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv4 Recovery Fund

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Tue Nov 25 05:49:22 EST 2008

> > > 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.

I know all about this ancient history. It is not terribly relevant
to today's world of the RIRs, and free IP address availability.

--Michael Dillon

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