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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri Apr 15 20:00:01 EDT 2011

On 4/15/2011 4:30 PM, John Curran wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2011, at 7:25 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:
>> Perhaps you are correct, but ARIN staff should be able to confirm that they are following policy (i.e. under obligation to the members, ICANN, and community) without violating confidentiality.  As the bottom-up policy development community, we should be worried if they cannot.
> > From the press release: "ARIN President and CEO John Curran stated
> he was pleased that Microsoft has followed the Internet community's
> adopted policies for such transfers"
The adopted policies (if they are using the "relatively new policy" as 
alluded to in the release) require the transfer of *a single aggregate*. 
The number of addresses that was in the deal cannot be reconciled with 
that requirement.

So either A) they're no longer transferring that many addresses, B) 
they're not following the "community's adopted policies", or C) they're 
not using the "relatively new" transfer policy but are instead using the 
M&A transfer policy. And since ARIN issued the press release, the "took 
place using this relatively new policy" amd "followed the Internet 
community's adopted policies" came right from ARIN, so one can only hope 
that B and C are actually off the table.

I suppose that 524288 is close enough to 666000 that Microsoft will be 
able to live with it... assuming of course that Nortel *had* a single 
/13 that they could use as the source of the transfer.

Matthew Kaufman

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