[arin-ppml] On the topic of longer prefixes...

tvest at eyeconomics.com tvest at eyeconomics.com
Wed Jul 29 20:19:02 EDT 2009

On Jul 30, 2009, at 1:20 AM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> wrote:
>>> Figure the
>>> first step in the crusade will be something along the lines
>>> of regular utilization audits
>> Sounds a lot like the way the NANPA handles telephone number
>> blocks in North America.
> Of course, that's not the only way. "Underutilized" addresses could be
> ferreted out by a simple expedient of charging every registrant a
> dollar for every address they hold and paying them ten bucks for each
> one they return to ARIN. If that yields a glut of addresses then next
> year its fifty cents and five bucks. If addresses are still scarce
> then next year its two bucks and twenty. Kinda like real estate taxes
> discourage you from holding on to prime real estate that you're using
> in a low-value manner.



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