[arin-ppml] Internet 101: Collaboration (was - Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN)

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Fri Apr 29 17:50:14 EDT 2011


On Apr 29, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> If, as you say, the ARIN community is a few hundred techies, then, there are enough
> legacy holders to overwhelmingly sway the discussion if they have a united purpose.

Sure, but from the perspective of the vast majority of legacy holders, why bother wasting the resources (time, money, people) on seeing how many addresses can be configured on the head of a pin?  It only becomes an issue if ARIN gets in the way.  When that occurs (e.g., ARIN refuses to recognize a sale), there would appear to be a number of options:

1) spend resources (time, money, people) on joining the ARIN debating and fine lunch and dinner club with uncertain prospects for positive outcomes

2) spend resources (time, money, people) on suing ARIN with uncertain (but higher probability based on the two existing precedents) for positive outcomes

3) find an alternative registry, pay the no-strings-attached fixed fee, and be done with it.

Guess which option Nortel took?


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