[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-146 Clarify Justified Need for Transfers

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu May 5 10:12:47 EDT 2011

Speculators can buy addresses now, but ipv4trading.com doesn't seem awash in 
Speculators can buy legacy addresses now, too.
Speculators and market-cornerers are naturally bound by the existence of 
If they drive the price above transition cost, they will kill their own 
golden goose.
Maybe this fear of speculators, of whom there is no evidence, is not 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "McTim" <dogwallah at gmail.com>
To: "Jeffrey Lyon" <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net>
Cc: "Warren Johnson" <warren at wholesaleinternet.net>; <arin-ppml at arin.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-146 Clarify Justified Need for Transfers

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Jeffrey Lyon
<jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:

> Based on the fact that you call it "petrol," i'll assume you're not in
> the United States. My trips to the gas station take about < 5 minutes.
> I would call that a testament to the free market.

I guess you aren't old enough to remember long lines and rationing in the 

> But in all fairness, all governments have their hands in the cookie
> jar. Your government more so from what I can tell.

The current petrol shortage here has little to do with gov't and
everything to do with speculators buying stocks of fuel, despite them
having no retail outlets.

See any resemblance to IP addressing?


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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