IPv4 address exchange

Benson Schliesser bensons at queuefull.net
Tue Apr 19 20:14:04 UTC 2011

On Apr 19, 2011, at 2:56 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> On Apr 19, 2011, at 10:19 AM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:
>> Are you saying there are people who advocate creating a new ecosystem
>> of service providers for supplying several things that the RIRs
>> exclusively supply today?
> Yes.
>> Sign me up.  As a vendor.  I'd love to over-charge for the dead simple
>> task of using an API to push DNS delegation updates to the IN-ADDR
>> servers, and running a whois server.
> My guess is that lacking a monopoly, if you over-charge you won't have many customers.

Meanwhile, under the current system, ARIN has managed to accumulate a >$25M cash reserve despite an increasing budget. (see https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_XXVII/PDF/Wednesday/andersen_treasurer.pdf)


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