[arin-ppml] On whether morality can be the lone argumentagainsta transfer market (was Re: 2008-6: Emergency TransferPolicyfor IPv4 Addresses)

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Tue Sep 30 17:19:09 EDT 2008

IPv4 space will hold monetary value after free pool exhaustion, whether or 
not there is a transfer policy.  Anyone holding IPv4 space will be able to 
rent it out.  They only need to SWIP it to the new holder to comply with 
ARIN policies.


Kevin Kargel wrote:
> Sigh, the internet doesn't "need" paid transfers now, so then no, it would
> not "still" need paid transfers.
> Despite all the talk there is no forgone conclusion that a transfer policy
> is a requirement.  To the contrary, the transfer policy talk is preventing
> people from returning unused space.  Why would anyone surrender unneeded IP
> space if there were a likelyhood or even a possibility that that space will
> hold monetary value?  
>> Some might be quick to dismiss this as impossible or 
>> improbable, but for the sake of discussion, do you think the 
>> Internet would still need paid transfers? 
>> -Dan 
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