[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Aug 31 18:01:20 EDT 2012

The goal of ARIN address policy is to place addresses in service where they are needed so long as that is possible.

This is the overarching goal of both the allocation policy _AND_ the transfer policy.

Keeping addresses in inventory when they are needed in implementations is every bit as counterproductive to that goal as would be eliminating the justified need requirement from allocation or transfer policy.

If policy is prematurely driving people to the transfer market because of the huge discrepancy in terms we have created with recent policy changes, then, it is evidence that that discrepancy is harmful.


On Aug 31, 2012, at 14:17 , Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:

> It's kind of a catch-22. If you lengthen the time horizon for ARIN numbers, they will go out the door faster. 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com]
>> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 5:09 PM
>> To: Milton L Mueller
>> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
>> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market
>> Assuming the numbers are accurate, this, above all else, proves that we
>> probably should reconsider the 3-month policy and/or redistribute part
>> of the ARIN free pool to other registries.
>> Owen
>> On Aug 31, 2012, at 13:50 , Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
>>> This report is probably of interest to this list:
>>> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2012/08/31/the-first-study-of-the-em
>>> erging-market-for-ipv4-numbers/
>>> Milton L. Mueller
>>> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies Internet
>>> Governance Project http://blog.internetgovernance.org
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