[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Michel Py michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Sun Sep 5 21:57:10 EDT 2021

John -

>> Michel Py wrote :
>> Not being directly involved, I was under the impression that the Nortel
>> / Microsoft thing was some kind of a catalyst to making it happen.

> John Curran wrote :
> The ARIN specified transfer policy was adopted in 2009 and there were transfers in
> both 2009 and 2010 before the Nortel/Microsoft came on the scene in 2011. 

Thanks for all the clarifications. I confess that I was not much interested in the IPv4 transfer market until 2011 when this came on and shortly after, when the Registered Transfer Facilitators thing came on. I do remember that when the Nortel / Microsoft thing came on, there were a number of dissatisfied people, possibly because of the company involved or the amount involved. It is very fortunate that ARIN had seen it coming ahead of time and was ready for it when it did happen. A black market would have inevitably developed; there was a little bit of it already. I always have supported things being in the open.



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