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

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at centergate.com
Wed Apr 27 15:36:01 EDT 2011

I wanted to also clarify my comments below, which were to point out the grounds upon which Industry Canada originally objected (on behalf of Nortel). Based on the revised MS/ARIN agreement, IC/Nortel did withdraw their objection.

However it was the basis of the original filing that I was commenting on - the core item related to IP addresses as property.

On Apr 27, 2011, at 10:41 AM, Rodney Joffe wrote:

> 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.
> http://chapter11.epiqsystems.com/NNI/docket/Default.aspx?RelatedID=291990
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