[arin-ppml] DRAFT POLICY ARIN-2011-1: GLOBALLY COORDINATED TRANSFER POLICY (Legacy space)
matthew at matthew.at
Tue Apr 12 21:57:22 EDT 2011
On 4/12/2011 6:22 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> As a practical matter, can a legacy registrant sell their IP's to a
> speculator? Yes. Yes, they can. The speculator just has to be a little
> crafty about it.
And not even *this* crafty... you just move your IP address holdings
into a subsidiary and then the speculator buys a controlling interest in
the subsidiary and waits. You can even structure it so that if/when the
addresses finally do go to an end-user via transfer all the parties in
the path get appropriate bonuses out of their equity shares. Might even
be tax-advantageous to do it this way in some jurisdictions.
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