[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Transfer Policy -Revised andforwarded to the Board

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri May 8 17:51:49 EDT 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of michael.dillon at bt.com
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 12:47 PM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Transfer Policy 
> -Revised andforwarded to the Board

> This isn't going to change unless it really starts to hit the 
> bottom line, and that will happen when IANA runs out of IPv4 
> addresses and companies have to face up to the fact that they 
> are unlikely to ever get more addresses from ARIN, or if they 
> do get more, it will be less than they need. At that point, 
> something which could cause a simple T1 install to fail 
> becomes a big risk to the bottom line because the customer 
> ordering that T1 has a hundred or two other circuits, plus 
> colo, plus other value-add services, and the company risks 
> losing all of it for the want of an address. 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Want_of_a_Nail>
> That is what will motivate businesses,

That will motivate them to BUY IPv4.  It WON'T motivate
ANYONE ELSE to SELL the IPv4 they have.  Thus if they can't find
a seller, they will lose that T1, and the hundred or two other
circuits of that customer.

On the positive side, when that customer takes all their hundred
circuits elsewhere, the company will then have lots of IPv4
freed up! ;-)


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