[arin-ppml] Curious about consensus

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Wed Apr 27 10:39:51 EDT 2011

In a message written on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 05:50:21PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> >It is because of this I am most curious about Microsoft's motives
> >in this case.  They appear to have paid a huge sum for something
> >they could have gotten much cheaper directly from ARIN, and done
> >it in a way that may not have gotten ARIN's recognition.  Of course
> >the bankruptcy court just wants cash, and doesn't care about any
> >of these things.
> >
> But they couldn't have got it cheaper because they obviously don't
> meet utilization requirements, not now, and not anytime within the
> next year.
> How much do you want to bet that a year from now most of those Nortel
> numbers will still not be in use?

Well, here's where I can't square what has been said.  ARIN's
leadership (mostly JC) has repeated something to the effect of
"Microsoft Complied with all applicable ARIN policies".

I can't find a single ARIN pilicy that doesn't require need, including
8.3 transfers.  Even an 8.2 M&A transfer requires it.

So here's our problem in making policy.  You're asserting they don't
care about ARIN's process at all.  ARIN is asserting the followed
the process.  I don't have enough data to back up either claim.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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