[arin-ppml] Draft Policy2009-1: TransferPolicy (UsingtheEmergencyPDP)

John Schnizlein schnizlein at isoc.org
Thu Mar 26 18:04:06 EDT 2009

Setting aside the distinction between creating a market for IPv4  
addresses, and accommodating the transfers that happen,  it seems that  
a little clarity of who bears what cost, and what the alternative to  
that cost is might be worthwhile.

Those who have IPv4 addresses when the free pools go empty would bear  
no cost created by a market.  If they convert some subset of their  
hosts from IPv4 to IPv6, they might be able to receive some  
compensation for the effort to release addresses.

Those who do not have IPv4 when the pools run dry would bear both the  
cost of addresses on the unauthorized market plus the cost of the risk  
that those addresses will be unreachable from parts of the Internet -  
or do without.

Who is harmed by this market?


On 2009Mar26, at 10:35 AM, Kevin Kargel wrote:

> I still maintain that creating an IP market will increase the cost of
> internet to the point that it will be unaffordable by many if not  
> most.  You
> may be willing to sacrifice that section of society but I am not.

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