Dear Colleagues, The APNIC Secretariat notes an emerging trend toward interest in IPv4 address leasing / rental with at least one address broker offering such a service. This type of sub-leasing arrangement is not covered by current IPv4 addressing policy, registry services, or Member Service systems including MyAPNIC. We have identified a number of issues that may affect both lessee and lessor, as well as the entire community. The APNIC Secretariat is preparing to deliver an informational presentation during the APNIC 36 Policy SIG meeting to facilitate discussion about what action, if any, should be taken regarding Market Leasing activities. We would be interested in hearing the community's feedback and thoughts on the mailing list to assist with our preparations. I look forward to your comments and feedback. Kind regards, Adam -- Adam Gosling Senior Policy Specialist email: adam at apnic dot net APNIC sip: adam at voip dot apnic dot net http://www.apnic.net phone: +61 7 3858 3100 ________________________________________________________________________ * Sent by email to save paper. Print only if necessary.