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[arin-ppml] Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN

Perhaps it's time to consider making a transparency policy for all
resource requests?

Best regards, Jeff

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette
<rfg at tristatelogic.com> wrote:
>
> In message <F319BC40-7F2D-45C9-95A3-D7614413F323 at arin.net>,
> John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>
>>Press release: https://www.arin.net/about_us/media/releases/20110426.html
>
>   "With the depletion of unissued IPv4 addresses looming globally, the
>   ARIN community has developed a transfer policy designed to permit those
>   with unneeded address space to transfer their right to use them to other
>   organizations that can demonstrate the need for the resources..."
>
> So, um help me out here.  I just want to make sure I understand this.
>
> So with respect to all the space being transfered, Microsoft will demonstrate
> need and ARIN will review need?
>
> According to the press reports, the amount of IPv4 space involved is on the
> order of about 10 /16s, correct?  (The exact number being quoted is 666,000
> IPv4 addresses, but I suspect that may have been rounded up to a conveniently
> satanic number by an over-eager press yearning for a little extra twist to
> the story.  Then again, we _are_ talking about Microsoft, so maybe 666,000
> is in fact the exactly correct number.)
>
> How exactly does one go about demonstrating an immediate need for 10 /16s?
>
>
> Regards,
> rfg
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