[arin-ppml] An article of interest to the community....

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Fri Sep 2 14:07:18 EDT 2011

Indeed, because this list is predominately used by those in opposition
of IP space monetization.


On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:54 AM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Jeffrey Lyon <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net>
> wrote:
>> There are a handful of dominant voices on PPML that are against
>> ownership of IPv4 at all costs.
> Perhaps that's because the ppl behind those voices have seen what the
> monetisation of the DNS has done to its governance.  From my perspective,
> I've only seen a few strong voices FOR monetisation of IP addresses on this
> list, and those only in the last 2 years or so.
>> They blame the speculators. On the
>> other hand, what if it costs me $500,000 to adopt IPv6 but I can
>> satisfy my 10 year requirement by purchasing $200,000 in IPv4. ARIN
>> should allow this.
>> (Note: I support IPv6 and am running IPv6 on my network currently, so
>> my intent is not to avoid IPv6 adoption).
>> IPv6 is not catching on as quickly as we had all hoped. Some of us are
>> still waiting for vendor support. Despite ARIN initiatives to spread
>> the word about IPv4 depletion, most networks are not taking it
>> seriously and are still only announcing IPv4 space. In fact, what
>> little IPv6 we do have today has AS6939 as the center of its universe
>> with much larger carriers sitting in its orbit. As a practical matter,
>> IPv6 is good and its needed, however, as a modern day effort it would
>> still be sitting on the sidelines if HE were not dragging it through
>> the snow.
>> ARIN needs to treat IPv4 and IPv6 as equals, and allow IPv4 space to
>> trade freely.
> So.....IPv6 should be able to be bought and sold as well?
> --
> Cheers,
> McTim
> "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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