[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Mike Burns mike at nationwideinc.com
Wed Sep 5 13:45:34 EDT 2012

I admit to being out of my league here, is there a hosting organization who 
thinks a 2% routed rate is realistic for a block of 660,000 addresses?
And ARIN is OK with handing out addresses with a 2% routed rate, simply to 
prevent problems associated with hypothetical future acquisitions?
And this is so common that the fact that the very first public deal has 
these characteristics, and we are to accept that coincidence?


-----Original Message----- 
From: John Curran
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 1:36 PM
To: Mike Burns
Cc: Milton L Mueller ; <arin-ppml at arin.net>
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

On Sep 5, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Mike Burns <mike at iptrading.com>

> There are over 17 million RFC 1918 addresses that can be privately used!

Not if you don't want horrible conflicts when you acquire or merge in
any other organization.

> Can anybody speculate on a valid justification for the delivery of 660,000 
> addresses required to be used within a year, with 98% of them to be 
> unrouted?

Speak with nearly any hosting organization, particularly given today's
unique IP address needs for virtual servers.


John Curran
President and CEO

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