[arin-ppml] Borders sells their /16 block

Chris Engel cengel at conxeo.com
Tue Dec 6 10:27:27 EST 2011

> Full sentence:
> "While the Debtors believe that this Court has the authority to authorize
> the sale of the Internet Addresses over any such objection by ARIN, the
> IA Sale contains a condition of ARIN's consent and the proposed order
> incorporates various protections of ARIN's rights, which moots any need
> to consider any of these issues."

Sounds like pretty reasonable wording to me. In the first part they don't concede anything, just in case something bizarre happened where they did want to try to proceed without ARIN.  In the second they avoid all that mess by opting to make sure they get ARIN's approval for the transaction regardless (which is pretty sensible in preserving the value of the assets).  If they didn't put in the "While the Debtors believe..." part it'd probably be alot tougher for them to try to make a case to proceed without ARIN, IF they felt they needed to do so for some reason. By putting that in, it simply looks like their trying to preserve their options.

In essence, the first part is a safety valve, it costs them nothing to have in there.....and no one is going to challenge them on it because they aren't exercising those beliefs.  It's kinda like saying "I believe I don't have to pay my tax's but I will anyway."  As long as the IRS collects their money, you are pretty much free to believe what you want. 

Christopher Engel 

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