>> Hm, routing wars. Fun stuff. Expect much heat on this shortly...
>The question boils down to who really does own the address space, and
>frankly, the fact that money changed hands causes me to lean more towads
>the person who paid.
Well, but was the changing of money for a *purchase* or a *lease* ? The coming
CIDRization seems to lend itself more toward leasing your IPs from your provider
than purchasing them... much like small companies rarely buy a suite in a larger
building, instead they lease... with IPs though, the length of term of the lease
would be something to the effect of 'while getting service from the same provider'.
Er... Remeber that this works for providers as well. They don't "own" the CIDR
blocks they have either. They have them on loan from the address registries.