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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Sun Apr 17 00:13:58 EDT 2011

On 4/16/2011 9:03 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> ARIN's response to this is OK fine, fix the policy.  That does
> not, however, answer the question of what has transpired under
> the existing policy.  It also sets up a kind of catch-22 in that
> since the community does not know the reality of what happened,
> the community does not know where the differences of interpretation
> are that need to be corrected in policy, and thus the community
> cannot create policy proposals that correct those areas.


> Asking if the allocation went under RSA or LRSA is not
> going to reveal anything to anyone that would violate SEC.
> That is the dumb thing about this discussion - all that
> ARIN has to do to shut it down is say that the addresses
> that Microsoft got are under RSA or LRSA.
> If they are under RSA and Microsoft is using them internally,
> then ARIN gets little in the way of fee increases.  If
> Microsoft is not using them internally then ARIN gets a lot
> in fee increases.

Yes, and really I don't care whether or not ARIN makes out from this 
deal. All I want to know is whether legacy address transfers are going 
to be different than non-legacy address transfers. That the recipient 
can receive legacy transfers under LRSA (or nothing) instead of RSA 
would be a Big Deal.

Matthew Kaufman

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