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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 2 18:11:02 EDT 2011


Look again...

They did not sell the addresses.

They sold the registration of and the right to use the addresses in a particular manner.

Owen

On May 2, 2011, at 12:09 PM, Mike Burns wrote:

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> ----- 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
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> 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.
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> Ray,
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> 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.
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> But you can't argue that they have zero value.
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> Regards,
> Mike
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