[arin-ppml] Current policy/process on transfers between RIR's

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Mar 12 14:09:06 EDT 2009

>  From the SIDR working group mailing list:
> "Think about corporate acquisitions for a moment.  EngulfAndDevour,
> headquartered in region A, buys MomAndPopISP, in region B.
> MomAndPopISP is a going concern whose founders want to retire, grow
> tomatoes, and deal with no unit of time shorter than a season.
> EngulfAndDevour has paid heavily for good will of MomAndPopISP's
> customer base and wants MomAndPopISP's routing to continue to work
> during transfer of MomAndPopISP's resources from region B to region A.
> Any downtime at all is unacceptable.  Hence make-before-break."
> Can someone confirm if resources are being transferred between RIR's 
> today as part of corporate acquisition/divestitures?  If so, under what 
> policy?  Can someone site examples of this being done?  I'm curious as 
> to how the records are managed.

perhaps technology should not be designed to only fit this week's rir

randy, who remembers classful allocation

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