shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)

Geoff Huston gih at
Sun Mar 5 19:43:28 UTC 2006

At 07:43 AM 4/03/2006, Brandon Ross wrote:

>On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>>I will bet anyone reading this $ 20 USD right now that what will actually 
>>happen is the development of a spot market in IPv4 address space.
>That's a sucker bet.
>What's worse is that unless people start changing their tune soon and make 
>the ownership of IP space official, this will be a black market (like it 
>is now, just much bigger).

There is a lot to agree with in this statement, but also perhaps more to do 
that just that - how to support such a market such that uniqueness of 
current control over address resources is clearly demonstrable is 
necessary, but so is coherence of transfer of such control between 
consenting parties. I _think_ you are referring to some form of title 
registration or similar instrument that could support such a market - yes?



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