Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations
Kent W. England
kwe at 6SigmaNets.com
Fri Feb 2 17:17:14 UTC 1996
At 02:16 PM 2/2/96 +1100, Geoff Huston wrote:
>How about a policy which says that if you fail to pay an annual amount
>by a due date then a process is commenced with an outcome such that
>your registration details expire and the associated number space is no
>longer registered to you.
I have a concern about tying any kind of fee to address allocations. If we
do that, we are essentially leasing addresses and we have no way to deal
with address speculation.
There is no way we could prevent arbitrage, scalping, speculation and
hoarding, no matter how high the fees are set.
Better to stay away from fees and leave open options with respect to allocation.
That's not to say that we could have charges for routing table entries,
although no one has suggested a formula for how to do that or predict the
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