Friday Fun: UK Government (Dept of Work & Pensions) selling off an entire "/8"

Randy Carpenter rcarpen at network1.net
Fri Mar 13 19:04:08 UTC 2015


"Top Quality" ?

Are they aged longer in special barrels? Polished extra nicely?

(Ouch, I think I injured my eyes from the rolling)

thanks,
-Randy

----- On Mar 13, 2015, at 2:46 PM, Alec Muffett alec.muffett at gmail.com wrote:

> Perhaps I'm odd, but I find the novelty of this to be amusing:
> 
> IPv4 Market Group Announces the Availability of a Significant Portfolio of
>> IPv4 Addresses for Purchase in the RIPE Region:
>>
> 
> 
>> IPv4 Market Group, a global leader in IPv4 sales, has just announced the
>> availability of up to 2.6 million top quality IPv4 addresses for purchase
>> in the RIPE region. The firm’s Executive Vice President for Business
>> Development, Jeff Mehlenbacher, said that the IPv4 blocks are being offered
>> in multiples of /16, with up to 7 contiguous /16’s and 40 /16’s in total
>> IPs.
> 
> 
> ...deletia...
> 
> http://ipv4marketgroup.com/ipv4-addresses-ripe-region/
> 
> 
> It's related to this blogpost:
> 
> https://governmenttechnology.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/19/freeing-up-unused-ip-addresses/
> 
> 
> ...and I gather that perhaps - although it's currently being marketed as a
> bunch of /16s - they might also entertain the possibility of selling it as
> an entire /8 for a reasonable price.
> 
> I'm wondering: have we passed the point of peak IPv4 scarcity? Is selling
> an entire /8 still a viable proposition? Apparently UK Gov may have more
> than one...
> 
>    - alec
> 
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