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

Astrodog astrodog at gmx.com
Thu May 10 19:27:10 EDT 2012

After reading through quite a few of the posts to the list on this
topic, an alternate proposal comes to mind:

Namely, that an organization that is being liquidated through bankruptcy
no longer meets the needs-based requirements for an allocation or AS.
What about simply revoking the resource when an entity enters
liquidation, and perhaps give the purchasing entity a "fast track" way
to be approved if they plan to continue to operate the network, with
ARIN attempting to allocate the same number resource the old entity used
to avoid renumbering pain where possible. Simply purchasing a pile of
routers or other network infrastructure from a bankrupt entity does not
in any way indicate that the purchaser meets the needs based
requirements, before or after the sale. As it stands, this simply
provides a way to work around the 8.3 requirements for a directed transfer.

If the community consensus is that number resources are not an asset,
revoking the allocation when an entity enters liquidation seems like the
best way to handle these circumstances, as the entity being liquidated
obviously no longer meets the needs based requirements, and the status
of a purchaser is completely unknown.

--- Harrison

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