[arin-ppml] IP address auctions and managing uncertainty

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Aug 31 00:19:33 EDT 2011

On Aug 30, 2011, at 11:44 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> On Aug 31, 2011, at 1:49 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> Indeed, the seller 
>>  is likely to receive a question in the auction from me asking 
>>  if they could be more explicit in any manner with respect to 
>>  buyer requirements as well as an open invitation to contact 
>>  ARIN regarding such transfers. 
> When ARIN runs out of IPv4 and the transfer auctions really take off, I don't think this particular approach is going to scale very well.

Actually, most of the online auction sites are very good about handling 
various aspects of sales of restricted items and have well oiled processes 
for such which scale remarkably well, i.e. it does not appear that it will
be a problem at all.


John Curran
President and CEO

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