Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Jun 19 22:52:45 UTC 2014

On Jun 19, 2014, at 10:51 , Barry Shein <bzs at> wrote:

> On June 19, 2014 at 04:01 owen at (Owen DeLong) wrote:
>> ICANN != a good sampling of number resource issues or concerns.
>> As you noticed, the whole mess with domain names and their IP issues
>> is the monetary tail that wags the ICANN dog. ICANN barely pays attention
>> to number resources and when they do, it’s primarily to do whatever has
>> been agreed upon by the policy processes in the various RIRs.
>> This is actually a good thing and we should seek to preserve this fact
>> after ICANN loses its “adult supervision”.
> Really. You're really completely discounting ICANN in having any
> leadership or participative role in the IPv4/IPv6 transition?

No. They have some role. They just don't have any leadership role and are
not a point to apply any meaningful pressure.


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