[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-5: Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension - Last Call

Leif Sawyer lsawyer at gci.com
Sat Apr 23 13:24:35 EDT 2011

It would be difficult, if not downright impossible for anybody but the largest of MSO/ISP/LIR players to succeed in "bulk-buying" of address space.

Everybody else would be priced out of the market.

Fortunately, the proposal quashes that unlevel playing field, and sets up a system where ALL players are on equal footing.

And that is a very good thing.

Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

>> I'm really not seeing a point to your financial statement here.
> If there is real need and this proposal does not end up being
> implemented, you'll see this group pool their money and acquire
> address space. They would likely opt to cost share the transaction and
> the divisors would work in their favor.
Uh, perhaps, but, more likely they will get it from ARIN and not
from the market. Further, more likely, rather than pool their money,
they'll just get individual assignments/allocations.

It's cheaper for each of them to simply get the addresses from ARIN
individually than to go to your speculative market pricing and it's
quite a bit less complicated for each of them to apply individually
than to try and convince ARIN to allocate to a consortium.


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