Lightly used IP addresses
bill at herrin.us
Fri Aug 13 20:05:45 UTC 2010
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> I don't entirely understand the process. Here's the flow chart as far
> as I've figured it out:
> 1. A sells a /20 of IPv4 space to B for, say, $5,000
> 2. A tells ARIN to transfer the chunk to B
> 3. ARIN says no, B hasn't shown that they need it
> 4. A and B say screw it, and B announces the space anyway
1. B applies for a block of IPv4 addresses from ARIN.
2. ARIN says: "You qualify for a /20. You have been added to the
waiting list. You may also receive a transfer."
3. B finds A offering to sell a /20 on ebay or wherever.
4. A sells a /20 of IPv4 space to B for, say, $5,000
5. A tells ARIN to transfer the chunk to B
6. ARIN tells B: "A has authorized the transfer of x.y.z.0/20 to you.
You previously qualified for a /20. Pay your registration fee at
http://website to complete the transfer."
7. You pay. The /20 is transferred.
It remains to be seen if / how well this works. But that's the basic plan.
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