[ppml] Another question on Policy Proposal 2007-8
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Mar 8 07:55:34 EST 2007
The discussion on 2007-8 caused me to ask this question of myself:
What if I am looking to buy a company that has address space. When
listing the assets of the company, should the number resources ever
be included? The answer, if the space has come from ARIN (or any
RIR) is no. But what if the resources were obtained pre-RIR?
Assuming there is a difference between resources obtained from ARIN
or before ARIN/RIR, can I tell this from ARIN's whois server? During
the due diligence phase of acquisition I probably should know if the
address space comes under ARIN's transfer policy.
Is there anyway to tell if resources fall under an ARIN RSA or under
any RIR RSA? I tried to compare the whois entry for MIT's network
(126.96.36.199/8) which I know has been around a while to something that
has been more recent but I haven't been able to pull a "direct
assignment" from the whois. (Are "direct assignments" still done?)
The first question is - is there a difference, as far as being
"property", of space handed out pre-RIR and from an RIR. If the
difference is "unclear" vs. "not property", I understand.
The second question is - is if there is a difference, how can this be
determined from whois?
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
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