ARIN IPv4 Free Pool finished
The time to switch to IPv6 is another step closer.
Isn't this just a manufactured crisis. Its not like all the IP's are all actually used up. They are simply being hogged up by megacorps, Right? They need to snatch some ranges back if unused.
edit:guess i am wrong
IPv4 resale market
I still stand by my original thought.
How many are in actual use and how many are being held in reserve by hoarders..
For example HP has two class A blocks…Why would they need 32 million IP's
Plus there are 268 million Ip's held in reserved for "future use" if I read that right..
End of times might be a good future use...
Yup should have known this was coming.
HP's blocks are only a few months of IP. Plus HP would lose their grandfathered status if they sold any parts of their block, meaning ARIN could forcibly take back the rest of the IPs. This would force HP to restructure their network, possibly lots of renumbering. Lots of work for a bit of pocket change. remember, ARIN charges a minimum fee of something like $8 per IP that is transferred.
There are also other complications with HP giving back their blocks. If HP sold part of their block ,allowing ARIN to reclaim the rest, HP would no longer own their block, meaning they can no longer sell what isn't theirs. HP would need to sell off their blocks fast enough before ARIN could reclaim them. ARIN rules for requesting new blocks still apply to transferred blocks, and ARIN is getting more strict. Every year ARIN will review what blocks you have and decide if you should continue to have them. They are free to reject your renewal.
Cox does a lot of the hospitality Wi-Fi here in Vegas. I noticed one of them was handing out Public IPs to guest devices by default.
Guaranteed it's a place to park IP space for use later and, perhaps, to use them up so they could justify another block.
This was a couple years ago. Haven't been back to see if they're still handing out publics.