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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 10 19:52:40 EDT 2012

Personally, I like the idea, but, I'm not sure whether it would meet the legal requirements.


On May 10, 2012, at 4:27 PM, Astrodog wrote:

> 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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