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

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu May 5 20:07:27 EDT 2011

> For a market where there is an additional supply which can be created
> and only the movement of the finite quantities from one holder to another,
> as is the case with IPv4 addresses

Hi Owen,

There is an upper bound, but there could also be quite an influx of supply.

According to the site above, advertised space is equivalent to just over 2.4 
billion addresses.
Leaving aside RFC1918 and the space above 240/8, there are what, 3.8 billion 
Even with unusable boundary space there are a billion addresses 
And plenty that are advertised but not used.

When you add up addresses freed up by CGN and the like, there could be quite 
an influx indeed.
These addresses will be sucked off the sidelines by the greed of their 
rights holders, and directed to the most efficient overall use by the 
mechanics of the transfer market. They will be sold to greedy individuals 
who think they can use them profitably at whatever application they 

The Invisible Hand will move addresses to the greater social good, efficient 
use, using individual greed as the underlying motive.
And you can always rely on greed.


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