[arin-ppml] Statistics regarding NRPM 8.3 Transfers to date

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 2 23:38:01 EDT 2011

On May 2, 2011, at 8:20 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> On 5/2/2011 8:18 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:
>> To Owen's point, because buyers don't pay for routing slots they may not
>> really care if they buy 2 /24's or a /23.  If the "/24's" really are
>> cheaper, they'll buy them if they know their upstream will advertise /24's.
> ...and that their upstream's peers will accept the /24 announcements. If that ever stops happening for newly-created /24s, then one /23 would be infinitely more valuable than 2 /24s.

We will likely be far past IPv4 table meltdown before that meaningfully happens
to an extent sufficient to feed back into the market.

In the meantime all those /24 purchasers that bought after the door was closed
but before the market knew it had been shut will be phoning their anti-trust
lawyers and the fun will really begin.



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