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

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Thu Apr 28 18:10:02 EDT 2011

On Apr 28, 2011, at 5:57 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:

> On 28-Apr-11 14:15, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> The fact is that transparency isn't important for the justification
>> end of things if you think about it.  As long as 80% of the IPv4
>> addresses that Microsoft got from the sale go into use within 12
>> months or whatever their utilization requirement is, then we don't
>> need to have transparency there.  We DO need to have someone following
>> up and making sure this happens on these very large public
>> consumptions, though.
> There's a policy for that: NRPM 12.
> While I agree in general that we should be checking up on transferees,
> IMHO it would be unfair to do so when ARIN has demonstrated it is
> unwilling to hold non-transferees to the same standard.  To be fair, we
> must either we check up on everyone (not all at once, obviously) or
> check up on no one.
> In any event, even if a review were to find Microsoft did not utilize
> those addresses as policy requires, there is nothing ARIN can do about
> it because they are under LRSA instead of RSA.  Presumably, that's why
> Microsoft paid $7.5M to Nortel instead of $18k to ARIN.
> S
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