[arin-ppml] 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses
randy at psg.com
Mon Oct 6 09:27:56 EDT 2008
> The significant issue with straight free market approach to IP
> address distribution is precisely the externality point you cite
> above. At present, the actual cost incurred from making use of a
> particular address blocks is not clearly passed back to those
> receiving the benefit. Making use of an IP address block in the
> public Internet requires routing it, and while this results in costs
> to every default-free network in the Internet, there is no system in
> place to provide settlement of these additional costs, and it is
> instead handled indirectly by providers through peering negotiations.
and this is not a problem if you get the space from an rir, only if you
buy it on an open market. cool!
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