[arin-ppml] 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses

Randy Bush 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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