[arin-ppml] ARIN-2012-3: ASN Transfers - Last Call

John Santos JOHN at egh.com
Tue May 8 13:36:55 EDT 2012

I would also support this, though I wonder about its utility.

Currently, aren't bankruptcy sales of network assets covered under M&A?  
After all, it's just an acquisition where the sale part was ordered by the 
bankruptcy court or receiver or whoever.  If the network assets include
routers, circuits, customers, IP addresses and ASNs, and are being sold
as a single lot (or perhaps multiple lots divided geographically), that
would be a perfectly normal 8.2 acquisition.

If the network assests were broken down such that the ASN(s) were sold
separately, who would buy them, when you can get them cheaper directly
from ARIN?

On Tue, 8 May 2012, Owen DeLong wrote:

> On May 8, 2012, at 8:43 AM, Tom Vest wrote:
> > 
> > If the only compelling, and unequivocally consensus-supported near-term requirement with respect to ASNs is accommodating bankruptcy-related transfers, may I suggest that we immediately develop a separate proposal that is explicitly limited to ASN trans
> fers in that specific context? I suspect that the pursuit of consensus would be easier, and the results clearer, if options for handling "involuntary" transfers, ala bankruptcy, were separated from policies covering voluntary/strategic ASN transfer intere
> sts. It's an empirical question -- but I assume there are ways to gauge whether and how the distribution of opinions on ASN transfers would change given the option of addressing "involuntary" vs. "voluntary" transfers separately...?
> > 
> +1
> Owen
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