[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Tue Sep 4 16:46:08 EDT 2012

I must also permit myself to scoff at the genuflecting before needs-based allocation that is going on here. This discussion reveals just how arbitrary the definition of need is (choose your time horizon!) and the data we uncovered about MSFT's use of its Nortel addresses shows  how, um, flexibly the concept of need is applied in legacy transactions.

From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Paul Vixie

but in no sense is non-needs-based allocation (within the community's chosen window, currently of three months) definitionally a "legitimate" use, such that "disadvantaging" such use is "not a win". nor would any of us enjoy an internet in which policies of this kind are set in any way other than by community consensus.

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