[arin-ppml] Question for ARIN staff..

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Wed Mar 18 17:53:48 EDT 2009

In this article, Ben Edelman is nowhere identified as associated with ARIN. Neither he nor the interviewer even mentions ARIN. What exactly is the point of your question? 

Milton Mueller
Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
XS4All Professor, Delft University of Technology
Internet Governance Project:

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> Subject: [arin-ppml] Question for ARIN staff..
> Is Ben Edelman still on the ARIN payroll or still consulting 
> for ARIN? 
> Is Ben Edelman speaking on behalf of ARIN or representing 
> ARIN's point 
> of view in this article?
> http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5968.html
> A: A market-based approach offers a real benefit to those who 
> still need 
> more IPv4 addresses after ordinary supplies run out. Rather 
> than being 
> told that no more IPv4 space is available, on any terms or at 
> any price, 
> these networks could offer payments to get v4 space from others. It's 
> unlikely that other networks would return their space for 
> free-why would 
> they? But if the price is right, they may be willing to transfer the 
> space to someone who needs it more.
> So the core benefit is allocative efficiency, moving scarce 
> resources to 
> those who need them most.
> But there are other benefits, too. By putting a positive 
> price on IPv4 
> space, a market mechanism would remind current v4 users that their v4 
> space is valuable, and that they might want to try to vacate 
> it, to the 
> extent they can, perhaps by moving to IPv6. A market basically tells 
> networks: "We will pay you to use v6 instead." That's a transition 
> incentive quite different from anything we've seen to date. That's a 
> transition incentive that just might work.
> Q: Who will make this decision? Will governments play a role?
> A: IP addresses are given out by five Regional Internet Registries 
> (RIRs). In North America, our RIR is the American Registry 
> for Internet 
> Numbers (ARIN). RIRs are private nonprofits, not a government agency, 
> and their powers are appropriately limited. But RIRs are in a 
> position 
> to allow paid transfers, if they conclude that such transfers 
> are in the 
> Internet's best interests.
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