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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 20:03:19 EDT 2011

Or c) they're feeding them into the system as they have need.

Details are important. I suggest that everyone pause and wait for documents.



On 4/15/11, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at matthew.at> wrote:
> 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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