[Fwd: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?]

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Sep 13 13:53:27 UTC 2006

David Conrad wrote:
> I'm sure the same argument was used for telephone numbers when technical 
> folk were arguing against number portability.

Number portability is a different can of worms, and many telephone companies 
pushed for it. However, telephone numbers have been assigned in large blocks, 
when only 1 number might be needed. This was a big issue for CLEC dailups, where 
999 numbers could go to waste. If ARIN handed out prefixes the same way, there 
wouldn't be any IPv4 space left.

"Dude! Check it! I got a /20 for my house, man! It was a steal. Remember in the 
day when ARIN wouldn't let me have it because I only have 2 hosts here?" *insane 
laughter* .... or .... "IPs for sale! We've acquired 20 /8 networks! How big do 
you want to go?" (given that laws have indicated a dislike for domain squatting, 
I wonder how IP squatting would work?)


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