[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Sat Sep 1 23:44:03 EDT 2012

Owen DeLong wrote:
> 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.
> Owen

Demand is flexible. Therefore, so is supply.

Looks like things are working the way they ought to.

We had the chance to throw it all out there. I made sure of it.

What do you think will happen when ARIN free pool dries up? Who will 
have the addresses then? Will we still need them? If we do, how will we 
get them? And will we as a whole be better off then now?

I expect you and I have very different answers to those questions.


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