[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-170 Transfer of Number Resources in case of Bankruptcy

Joe Maimon jmaimon at chl.com
Wed May 9 20:49:38 EDT 2012

Opposed to the concept.

I dont believe it wise to create special policy that adds value to an 
"asset" only during bankruptcy procedure.

M-A transfers when bankruptcy liquidates largely intact networks.

Directed transfers when bankrupty liquidates number resources as a 
severable asset of value, with the source of that value contained solely 
as its status as a row inside the ARIN database, owned by ARIN, 
adminsistered according to the policies of its community.

Sooner or later we will have to stand our ground and defend the concept 
that the number is not inherently property and the value contained in 
the resource is a collection of the community acquiescence to its 
uniqueness, and that you cannot legally compel that acquiescence.

That you may sell whatever the parties involved agree to, but only what 
you actually own can be conveyed.


Owen DeLong wrote:
> Opposed as written.
> While I like the idea of a policy enabling transfers specific to Bankruptcy, I think such a policy does need to allow for the number resources to be transferred separate from the underlying infrastructure in order to meet the real world requirements of such transactions.
> I would most probably support this policy if it were modified to make those accommodations, but, it would depend in part on guidance from ARIN counsel as to his ability to use the policy effectively.
> Owen
> (Speaking only for myself and not in my capacity as a member of the AC)
> On May 9, 2012, at 1:46 PM, ARIN wrote:

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