[arin-ppml] Will the price per IP really be affected by the transfer market introduced in 2009-1?

Martin Hannigan martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Thu May 14 08:33:46 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net> wrote:
> Ah, but your point is dependent on how an ISP views it's market.

[ snip ]

> If transfer pricing does not rise high enough to make it worthwhile
> for orgs to spend the money to renumber out of it, then the
> orgs won't, and the transfer market will never come into
> existence.

The transfer market already exists.

> Thus, let me put my original question a bit differently.  How much
> of an increase for IPv4 can YOU absorb?  How much do you think
> your competitors can absorb?  How much do you think the industry
> can absorb?  If it's not a large amount, then how exactly will
> a transfer market in IPv4 reach critical mass to enable it to
> get started?

You wouldn't  "absorb" anything. If you spent(cost) $10K per month
leasing IPv4 address space and that could be correlated to a return on
the expense (growth, revenue), where is the problem?



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