[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Protective Usage TransferPolicyforIPv4 Address

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Feb 11 05:51:17 EST 2009

> In a message written on Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 02:21:51PM 
> -0500, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> >    Why do they have two years? These sales are taking place now, and
> >    unexpectedly.

> If someone is doing something below board there are better 
> ways to address that than policy changes.

Like ignoring them. After all, look what Verizon picked up for free last
April <https://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput=> or my employer
just a week or so ago.

People who buy IP addresses are delusional.

All of this IP address market talk just distracts people from the main
focus which is DOCSIS 3.0, and BroadbandSuite X.X. Get access box
vendors on board with those specs which support IPv6, arrange for IPv6
trials with the vendors, and get ready for the inevitable. If some guys
in finance and legal really want to play with IP address markets then
ignore them because it is not going to buy you much more time. You may
have the financial clout and negotiating finesse to buy the addresses
you need, but that will push the address sellers into an accelerated
deployment of IPv6 which will cause consumer takeup to come faster, IPv6
killer apps to appear faster, and so on.

All of these quota and reserve policies hasten the effective runout of
the IPv4 address pool for all but the smallest ISPs. And any significant
buying activity hastens the deployment of IPv6. There is a wave coming
and those who catch it will survive; the rest will drown.

--Michael Dillon

P.S. it is not too late to prepare for IPv6 deployment by doing internal
tests and trials. See ARIN's <http://www.getipv6.info> for info.

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