Inevitable death, was Re: Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at
Tue Jul 15 15:18:38 UTC 2014

I can't believe that you actually believe that Brett.  The reason the cost goes down as the number of IPs goes up is because these blocks are not managed address by address, they are managed as a single entity.  ARIN has almost the same amount of labor and management involved whether it is a /24 or a /8.  That is why there is economy of scale involved.  The bigger block of course costs more because they are trying to get people to use the smallest space possible.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL


>>>Here's the thing. With physical goods, there are economies of scale in shipping and delivering them in bulk. But IP addresses are simply numbers!
>>>Since there's already a base fee to cover the fixed costs, there's no reason for the cost per IP to be different. And, in fact, good reason for it not to be. Big carriers waste a lot of IPs compared to little guys, who get >>>disproportionate scrutiny.

>>>--Brett Glass

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