[arin-ppml] An article of interest to the community....

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 15:34:14 EDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 18:18, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:
> If one is auctioning IPv4 address space, wouldn't it be safe to say it's
> unused? Wouldn't (non-legacy) unused space normally just be returned to

That is one possibility.  Another may be that you are
willing to invest the time/effort (money) to rearrange
your usage in exchange for fair compensation of
those effort (there are no doubt edge cases, but
for many, some internal renumbering, and updating
documentation, and changing filters, and changing
security trusts, is going to have to happen; those
are real costs).  "Fair" may, of course, also just be
a euphemistic way to say profit for some transactions
(cost plus profit).


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