[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-137 Global Policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Fri Mar 25 03:50:23 EDT 2011


On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 17:14 -0700, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> On 3/23/2011 2:19 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 20:24, Matthew Kaufman<matthew at matthew.at>  wrote:
> >> On 3/23/2011 1:16 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> >>> Would you support equal distribution in an environment where need exceeds
> >>> availability? If not, what
> >>> mechanism would you support for distributing space in such conditions?
> >>
> >> Highest bidder.
> > How would the RIRs be expected to valud/bid for the numbers?
> 
> Last I checked, the RIRs have enough money to do all sorts of other 
> things... why not also bid against each other for address space? (Even 
> easier if they're just proxying bids from people who need the space 
> badly enough)

Ouch! - Maybe RIPE, ARIN and APNIC - but probably not LACNIC and
certainly not AfriNIC.

I'd suspect a reasonable generalisation would be that the same goes for
the businesses in these respective areas..

> 
> > I suspect that by the time any global policy can be enacted to
> > allow distribution from IANA all regions will have need.  Trying
> > to determine which need is greater is likely more complex
> > and politically charged than a simple equal distribution.
> 
> Highest bidder conveniently solves this problem without all the ethical 
> complications.
> 
> Matthew Kaufman
> 
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