[arin-ppml] "Eligibility for Receiving IP Address Transfers — Evaluating Alternative Policy Options"

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 12:52:52 EDT 2014

Network operators and others have bought rights to use for quite some time now.  Since at least 2008 if not earlier. 

I clearly and specifically told ~Edelman and the ARIN board about just that circa 2009 in a meeting w NRO NC and Board. Nothing new there, unfortunately. Unclear why not more accurately discovered. 



> On Sep 24, 2014, at 18:42, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> Interesting document.
> I do disagree with the conclusion for "encouraging transition" in some cases. For instance, should a wealthy network buy up all IPv4 in order to avoid transition, doesn't that scarcity force every other network to transition to IPv6 more quickly?
> I also note that it only weakly touches on the idea of future sales contracts, though we have some anecdotal evidence that this is exactly what "wealthy network operators" are doing right now. Both "conservation" and "excluding speculators" are modified significantly in their meaning if we have big players locking up exclusive access to /8s via these kinds of contracts. For instance, under "Maintain needs assessment as is" the conclusion is (incorrectly) "Conservation: ... This keeps addresses available for others. Wealth alone is not sufficient to claim addresses."
> Matthew Kaufman
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