[arin-ppml] IP address auctions and managing uncertainty

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Wed Aug 31 00:33:05 EDT 2011

On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:19 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> 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.

Yes, the major auction sites can probably help with this, and of course if specialized address auction sites win out (which I personally doubt) then that's even easier. I'm just thinking that personal notes from you might take more hours than you have in a day :)

Matthew Kaufman

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> FYI,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO

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