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

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at centergate.com
Wed Apr 27 10:41:41 EDT 2011

On Apr 26, 2011, at 2:16 PM, John Curran wrote:

> As some folks have been tracking this matter, I'm pleased to be able to 
> announce that Microsoft has received approval of the US Bankruptcy Court 
> in Delaware that certain Internet Protocol (IP) number resources being 
> transferred to Microsoft from the Nortel bankruptcy will be placed under 
> a registration services agreement between ARIN and Microsoft. The 
> registration services agreement provides that the transferred Internet 
> number resources will be managed according to the community-developed 
> Internet address policies in the region. 

I think it is worth also noting the following:

The link to the court documents is at this link below. At the top (at the moment) is the Judge's ruling (5315) approving the process/sale, signed yesterday. However you may want to also look at the document 5253, which is a letter to the court from the Canadian Government objecting to the transfer based on an interesting argument that we have all been aware of. Rumors are that the US government has a different view to Canada.


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