[arin-ppml] Borders sells their /16 block

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Dec 5 23:21:11 EST 2011

On Dec 6, 2011, at 12:01 AM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

>> Obtained by reading the linked references in the article Mike referred to.
> I'm inspired to be pedantic this evening. I'll bite.
> This URL, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/05/borders_flogs_ipv4_addys/
> - led to this URL
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/24/microsoft_ip_spend/ - and this
> - https://www.arin.net/about_us/media/releases/20110415.html - and
> this - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/21/trade_ipv4_com/

which leads to this - 
which leads to this -

which mentions both the domaincite blog and the court document posting.

> Must be a hidden URL. :-)
> The article is also inaccurate. It states "This is only the second
> time a company has sold IP addresses in this way" which is in error.
> It's true that this is the second time that I recall that the US
> bankruptcy courts have been used to put a transaction outside of
> ARIN's control, but there have been others over the years.

Characterizing it as "outside of ARIN's control" when there is an 
explicit ARIN consent requirement seems to be disingenuous.  Again,
are you basing your view on just the offering memorandum or the 
actual filed court document?


John Curran
President and CEO

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