[arin-ppml] Transparency on IPv4 transfers

scott scott at solarnetone.org
Sun Oct 27 23:29:39 EDT 2019


> I think that there was a pretty good understanding that, if ARIN did not embrace the transfer market, there would have been a black market anyway.

I completely disagree with this supposition.  We have the ability to 
regulate these transfers.  If we do so correctly, there will be no black 
market.

> My suggestion is : transparent pricing is the next step. I am not 
> suggesting that ARIN becomes the eBay of market transfers, but I am 
> suggesting that ARIN publishes data about market pricing.

Postel is presently rolling in his grave at such a rate that if we attach 
magnets to him and place inductors around him, we could produce the 1.21 
gigawatts necessary to go back in time and prevent the monitization of IP 
addresses in the first place.

This is fundamentally allowing profit from something that belongs to 
everyone; a far cry from the intentions of the inventors of this vast and 
powerful technology called the internet.

>
> Your comments are welcome.
>
> Michel.
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