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