shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)

Michael.Dillon at Michael.Dillon at
Mon Mar 6 09:32:04 UTC 2006

> Sadly, many of the folks who are involved with ARIN are sadly short 
> in this regard. They dismiss both the idea of an address market upon v4
> exhaustion and the idea of clear title to address blocks.

I can imagine a similar scenario in the boardrooms 
of Exxon et al. A young executive suggests that gasoline
prices should be raised to $20 per gallon because 
reserves are dropping. The seasoned executives glance
nervously at the unknown Russian oil reserves and the
huge Canadian oilsands reserves and wonder what would
happen to that plan if huge new supplies suddenly
entered the market.

Let's face it, IPv6 is close enough to IPv4 that any
attempt to put a price on IPv4 addresses will simply
cause a massive migration to free and plentiful IPv6

--Michael Dillon

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