ARIN legacy block transfer process

John Curran jcurran at
Mon Oct 3 12:09:01 UTC 2016

On 3 Oct 2016, at 3:57 AM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at<mailto:hannigan at>> wrote:
Disclaimer: Get IPv6. Deploy it. Avoid cost. With that said…

Indeed: we are likely to have a rather convoluted market supply curve for
IPv4 blocks over the next decade, and those dependent on IPv4 as their
primary means of network growth will have unpredictable costs as a result.

The theme of the thread is that brokers can be useful. I'd argue they
are almost imperative for those wishing to be completely informed. I'm
not criticizing, but I'd be careful to understand that along with
using the STLS (as well as making transfers) comes additional
sacrifice of rights and assumption of liabilities.

Marty -

100% agreement…  while I am quite willing to explain to folks what I believe
makes sense for them regarding transfers, I ultimately must represent the best
options with respect to delivery of ARIN’s mission to the community.  A broker
(and/or informed legal counsel) can provide a view which is solely focused on
the address holder’s interests – while this may often lead to the same outcome,
that is not assured in all cases.


John Curran
President and CEO

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