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[arin-ppml] Policy Question(s)

> >    Ronald> Would it ever have been permissible for Company B to sell,
> >    Ronald> to ``gift'', or to in any other way transfer, just late
> last
> >    Ronald> year, its /18 to this brand new LLC, Company C?

Companies often divest part of their operations to another company.
Sometimes they just sell network assets which would include a functioning
network and its IP addresses and customers.

The receiving company generally has its own network and integrates the
two networks, reusing the old addresses on the integrated network before
decommissioning the purchased one.

Truth is stranger than fiction which means that a lot of oddities are
perfectly normal.

--Michael Dillon