[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Wed May 11 23:17:46 EDT 2011


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 22:09, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com> wrote:

>  Hi Jon,
>
> Here are some examples of an entity that may want to purchase addresses but
> not demonstrate need:
>
> 1. A company with a 5 year planning horizon
>

Don't use IPv4, done.


> 2. A company that wants to provide temporary allocations
>

Why do they need extra space?


>  3. A company that wants to specialize in very rapid allocations, like
> same-day service.
>

Not an issue until the block get unreasonably big for such a service.


> 4. A company that stocks addresses for sale in to those who would pay more
> for guaranteed availability
>
5. A company who is concerned about future supply.
>
Both of the above are something that shouldn't deserve IPs


>  6. A company that wishes to lease address space rather than sell it
>
What?


> 7. A company who seeks to buy up small allocations to aggregate them in to
> larger, more valuable netblocks
>
Good (expletive) luck. The birthday paradox on this is pretty stupidly big.


>  8. A seller of vanity ip addresses like 100.100.100.100
>
Ok, this one i'll buy, but it's still stupid, that's what DNS is for. You
don't see the same argument for MAC addresses for the same reason.


>  9. A speculator willing to risk money to buy addresses as an investment
> for anticipated gains in address prices.
>
See #5


>  10. A company whose anticipated need does not begin for 12 months.
>
Wait 9 months, it's not all about you.


-Blake
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