[arin-ppml] "Millions of Internet Addresses Are Lying Idle"(slashdot)

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Tue Oct 21 14:40:29 EDT 2008

On Oct 20, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> I think it's still worth the effort, not because it will delay the  
> need to migrate to IPv6, but because ARIN's position becomes a lot  
> more defensible come Exhaustion Day.  If there are hundreds of  
> millions of addresses still out there, idle or even abandoned,  
> that's a guaranteed PR black eye and possibly a legal problem.  If  
> ARIN, in the meantime, has done its due diligence in reclaiming what  
> can be reclaimed and all addresses are actually in use, it's a lot  
> harder for folks to criticize us -- or for other regulators to step  
> in and take over.

Bingo.  Very well said.

Jo Rhett
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