[arin-ppml] quantitative study of IPv4 address market

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Wed Sep 5 14:02:17 EDT 2012

Mike Burns wrote:
> 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?
> Regards,
> Mike

Just because the easiest way to show utilization to ARIN, and to the 
world, is via SWIP and BGP, that does not mean that ARIN requires 
either, and it never has.

We can (and have done so often) argue about whether and what technical 
parameters should exist for ARIN to consider utilization justified.

Encoding technical paradigms du-jour into policy is not often a good idea.


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