[arin-ppml] ARIN / Microsoft press release regarding IP address Transfers

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Apr 15 18:55:00 EDT 2011

On 4/15/2011 3:42 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
> On 4/15/2011 3:27 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>> On 15-Apr-11 16:28, Benson Schliesser wrote:
>>> This press release does not indicate that Microsoft followed the NRPM
>>> transfer policy.
>> The press release explicitly states "Microsoft has followed the Internet
>> community's adopted policies for such transfers" and "The transfer of IP
>> resources to Microsoft took place using this relatively new policy."
> So how does the number of addresses involved in this deal match "Such
> transferred number resources may only be received under RSA by
> organizations that are within the ARIN region and can demonstrate the
> need for such resources, *as a single aggregate*, in the exact amount
> which they can justify under current ARIN policies." (emphasis mine)

They need all of those IP numbers so they can sell some of them off and
make a pile of money. ;-)

Seriously, MSN = Microsoft so my guess is that MSN is getting a lot of
those numbers.

Also if Microsoft chose to publicly number all of it's internal desktop 
PC's and not use NAT I am sure they would have justification.  They may
also be "trading in" disjointed blocks for a single contiguous aggregate.

I very much doubt that John Curran will say anything further on this
as knowing Microsoft they probably put ARIN under NDA.

But since the new block is under the RSA it is mandated to appear in the
WHOIS database, so I am sure interested parties can see where the IP
numbers are going sooner or later.


> Matthew Kaufman
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