[NLNOG] Fwd: [arin-ppml] DoD to sell 13 x /8 of its IPv4 Blocks over the next 10 years

Job Snijders job at ntt.net
Thu Dec 19 12:38:45 CET 2019


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From: Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 12:32
Subject: [arin-ppml] DoD to sell 13 x /8 of its IPv4 Blocks over the next
10 years
To: arin-ppml at arin.net <arin-ppml at arin.net>

I believe these are relevant news to this list


"IPv6 strategy made it into NDAA 2020, requiring DOD to sell 13 x /8s
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 10 years after the date of the enactment of
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall sell all of the IPv4 addresses
described in subsection (b) at fair market value."

Finally is happening.
I imagined that one day they would return something, but decided to sell.
However, looking at the good side, this makes all this wasted space to
become utilized.

A few questions that arise are: how will this selling process happen, if
directly, through brokers, if there will be any mechanism to distribute
this selling among each one of all 5 RIRs or if it will be opened in the
model "first come, first served"

And before something says, I don't believe this will make any big
difference to IPv6 implementation to advance or delay it significantly.
Even talking about more than 200 million IPv4 addresses, I don't think this
will change much this scenario if they are put directly at end users

Finally, an important detail to highlight in the report is: "(D) *The plan
of the Secretary to transition all Department addresses to IPv6.*"

Let's see who will be the big buyers and how will this affect the IPv4
value for the next years.

Fernando Frediani
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