[ppml] Another question on Policy Proposal 2007-8
jcuthrell at neonova.net
Thu Mar 8 08:30:34 EST 2007
On Mar 8, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Edward Lewis wrote:
> 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?
The immediate concern is the phrase "has address space". Valuation
based on "address space" would be a very dicey selling point.
> 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.
For diligence (SWOT) I'd view it as a threat first. During your
diligence, there should be a delineation of how tied such an "asset"
is to successful ongoing operation.
Jay Cuthrell CTO
NeoNova Network Services
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