[arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflict ofinterest/IPaddresspolicy pitched directly to ICANN

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Mon May 2 15:09:24 EDT 2011



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Hunter 
  To: Mike Burns 
  Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net 
  Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 2:53 PM
  Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Accusation of fundamental conflict ofinterest/IPaddresspolicy pitched directly to ICANN


  No one owns the addresses today. They're just 32 bit numbers. That's all. Nothing more. Nothing less. No one ever owned the addresses. They have zero intrinsic value.


  Ray,

  That train has left the station. Nortel sold addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million.
  Addresses which have been allocated very obviously have a value different from a random string of 32 bit numbers. 
  You can argue that they shouldn't, you can argue that correct stewardship would be to establish policies to kill IPv4 and thus transition more swiftly.

  But you can't argue that they have zero value.

  Regards,
  Mike
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