The problem is that in the early days they handed out class A subnets like they were candy, wasting millions of IP addresses with every one.
This is correct, and we should continue efforts to reclaim IPs from entities sitting on massive swaths of unused space. Eli Lilly surrendered part of their unneeded allocation, for example. I say forget the corporate blocks for now until the emergency is a bit more dire. While companies like Halliburton and Ford Motors can't possibly have a need for a full
Instead, why don't we take a look at how many
As a taxpayer, I would much rather see these chunks of IP space SWIP'd out to ISPs who can justify their need instead of being destined to forever sit around dormant and registered to the military.