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

Jacob Slater jacob at rezero.org
Thu Dec 19 12:20:27 EST 2019

It doesn't seem that the provision survived negotiations with the Senate.
Per @akanygren,
ctrl+f 1088
Jacob Slater

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 6:32 AM Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com>

> I believe these are relevant news to this list
> https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1790/text#toc-H3733C370A69A4095B62B213B52530170
> "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.
> Regards
> Fernando Frediani
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