[arin-ppml] DoD to sell 13 x /8 of its IPv4 Blocks over the next 10 years

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 06:32:24 EST 2019

I believe these are relevant news to this list


"IPv6 strategy made it into NDAA 2020, requiring DOD to sell 13 x /8s
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 10 years after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall sell all of the IPv4 
addresses described in subsection (b) at fair market value."

Finally is happening.
I imagined that one day they would return something, but decided to 
sell. However, looking at the good side, this makes all this wasted 
space to become utilized.

A few questions that arise are: how will this selling process happen, if 
directly, through brokers, if there will be any mechanism to distribute 
this selling among each one of all 5 RIRs or if it will be opened in the 
model "first come, first served"

And before something says, I don't believe this will make any big 
difference to IPv6 implementation to advance or delay it significantly.
Even talking about more than 200 million IPv4 addresses, I don't think 
this will change much this scenario if they are put directly at end 
users disposition.

Finally, an important detail to highlight in the report is: "(D) /The 
plan of the Secretary to transition all Department addresses to IPv6./"

Let's see who will be the big buyers and how will this affect the IPv4 
value for the next years.

Fernando Frediani

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