[arin-ppml] ARIN / Microsoft press release regarding IP address Transfers
Milton L Mueller
mueller at syr.edu
Fri Apr 15 21:09:09 EDT 2011
The documents are already here, and have been for some time:
> -----Original Message-----
> Details are important. I suggest that everyone pause and wait for
> 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
> > 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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