[arin-ppml] TPRC Paper on IP Addresses and Transfer Markets: "Running on Empty: the Challenge of Managing Internet Addresses"

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Mon Sep 8 23:18:09 EDT 2008

I just finished reading this paper, and must say it's very well written, 
does an excellent job of summarizing the issues, and presents some 
excellent analysis.  I would recommend it to anyone subscribed to this 
list, and many others outside our community.

Thanks very much for the contribution.


Eliot Lear wrote:
> Dear all,
> We would like to bring to your attention a paper that Bill Lehr, Tom 
> Vest, and I wrote for the upcoming TPRC conference, at the end of this 
> month, the title of which is "Running on Empty: The Challenge of 
> managing Internet addresses".  The paper looks at transfer markets and 
> specific proposals from the RIRs and provides pluses and minuses to the 
> theoretical space, as well as some commentary on specific proposals.  
> The authors concur that the results of the proposed market initiatives 
> will likely depend on variety of identifiable parameters (e.g., specific 
> transfer policy mechanisms, possible IPv4 reservation policies, secure 
> inter-domain routing initiatives, etc.), but do not agree on the 
> appropriate weighting of risks.
> In talking about specific RIR proposals we note extreme differences in 
> what we presume to be the assumptions of the authors about ability to 
> enforce regulations and the priorities that an RIR should have.  We also 
> look at the impact of transfer markets on IPv6 adoption, and to a lesser 
> extent, on the interdependency between addressing and routing.
> We hope this paper is useful to continuing a dialog that leads to 
> appropriate evolution of RIR policies.  You can find it here 
> <http://tprcweb.com/files/Lehr%20Vest%20Lear%20Internet%20Address%20TPRC%208_15_08.pdf> 
> or by going to www.tprc.org and looking at the detailed agenda for 
> Saturday, along with several other interesting and related papers.
> Yours,
> Bill Lehr
> Tom Vest
> Eliot Lear
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