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Re: IP addresses are now assets
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:01:56 -0800


On Dec 2, 2011, at 2:56 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:37:29 MST, joshua sahala said:
the speculative market exists and is growing, why do certain factions
of the community keep trying to pretend that it doesn't?

I'm sure at least some of those factions pretend it doesn't because admitting
it does would be a game changer.  I'm sure that *somebody* has a business model
that assumes the non-existence of the speculatie market.  And everybody knows
that you never admit the business model is crap until *after* the IPO. ;)


I admit it exists, but, I think it is currently relatively small and would hate to provide
it any additional incentives to grow. I think it has the potential to be very harmful
to the IPv4 internet in general. As long as it is relatively small, it's like a mosquito.
Turning it into a B-17 would be bad.

Just my $0.02.

Owen



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