[arin-ppml] Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Tue Apr 26 21:08:34 EDT 2011

In message <F319BC40-7F2D-45C9-95A3-D7614413F323 at arin.net>, 
John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

>Press release: https://www.arin.net/about_us/media/releases/20110426.html

   "With the depletion of unissued IPv4 addresses looming globally, the
   ARIN community has developed a transfer policy designed to permit those
   with unneeded address space to transfer their right to use them to other
   organizations that can demonstrate the need for the resources..."

So, um help me out here.  I just want to make sure I understand this.

So with respect to all the space being transfered, Microsoft will demonstrate
need and ARIN will review need?

According to the press reports, the amount of IPv4 space involved is on the
order of about 10 /16s, correct?  (The exact number being quoted is 666,000
IPv4 addresses, but I suspect that may have been rounded up to a conveniently
satanic number by an over-eager press yearning for a little extra twist to
the story.  Then again, we _are_ talking about Microsoft, so maybe 666,000
is in fact the exactly correct number.)

How exactly does one go about demonstrating an immediate need for 10 /16s?


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