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

Alec Muffett alec.muffett at
Fri Mar 13 20:56:48 UTC 2015

Colour me surprised that so many people are talking about the marketing
schtick (or: "woe betide the seller for unspecified reasons") - and not the
opportunity... but so be it.

Digging around on the web I've found:

...which suggests that it's that is up for grabs. I remember a
few years ago there being a bunch of "countdown to doomsday"-type blogposts
and articles re: the underadoption of IPv6 and the expected fatal pressure
on the declining resource of IPv4; now I'm seeing a lot of 6 in mobile,
loads of NAT, and folk seem far less petrified of the future?


On 13 March 2015 at 20:23, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at>

> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:46:31 -0000, Alec Muffett said:
> >
> >> > 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
> >
> > "top quality"?
> Graded by the Boffins.
> > Well... Yeah.  They've probably had no chance to end up in any reputation
> > filters.


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