Class "B" forsale (fwd)

David Schwartz davids at
Sun Mar 9 19:44:14 UTC 1997

	You could, of course, SWIP (or otherwise delegate) both halves of 
the block to the same maintainer. Same effect.


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On Sun, 9 Mar 1997, David R. Conrad wrote:

> Hi,
> >I remember going through hell writing the justification for this network.
> >I didn't know the NIC would allow sale of address space. 
> The Internet regsistries cannot disallow someone from selling IP
> address space any more than we can disallow someone selling the
> Brooklyn Bridge, gold painted bricks, or land with a lovely ocean view
> a few miles south of the Everglades.
> However, what we can disallow is the update of the registration
> database when a full registry allocated block is transfered from one
> organization to another.
> Of course, although I work for a registry, I (personally) am under no
> illusion that this will discourage the insistent as it has little
> impact on the operational viability of the network, it just makes
> finding out appropriate contacts when bad things happen a bit more
> difficult.
> Regards,
> -drc

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