[arin-ppml] Tax incentive for renumbering-related labor costs?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Oct 21 19:33:01 EDT 2008

The problem with such an estimate is that it assumes renumbering
effort is proportional to network size.

A /24 that is, for example, not referenced in external configuration
data (not containing nameservers, not in ACLs, not being used to
terminate VPNs) is much easier to remember than even a /28
that contains a bunch of VPN terminators that have lots of tunnels
configured to third parties.


On Oct 21, 2008, at 3:23 PM, Tom Vest wrote:

> Anyone care to suggest plausible "ballpark" renumbering-related labor
> costs for one IPv4 /24?
> I vaguely recall hearing about a couple of private studies estimating
> such costs...
> Anyone think that this kind of tax incentive would be sufficient to
> motivate returns to ARIN?
> What (if any) legal changes would be required to permit U.S.-based
> IPv4 holders to claim U.S. tax benefits like this for address space
> returned to ARIN?
> Obviously lots of variables, esp. if other jurisdictions/RIRs are
> considered, but is this worth investigating?
> TV
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