Class "B" forsale (fwd)

Alex P. Rudnev alex at
Mon Mar 10 11:34:53 UTC 1997

Hi. It's not good idea to discusse _can we /NIC/ allow or can we 
More interesting is _how to prevent address space wasting_ and _how to 
prevent extra payements..._.

If you'll disallow class B selling, Internet would lost 256*256 
addresses, because this class B network would be unused (and somebody 
would use class C networks instead_. It's bad thing, isn't it?

On the other hand, if you'll allow free saling of the address space, 
internet would be the homeplace of the big nabobs who can bye total 
address space and break down small competitors (and even small 
countries); it'll mean the deaths of the Internet, isn't it?

I do not know how would NOC go between this _scilla_ and _charibda_, but 
it's one of this important questions the internet's future depends of.

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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