Low AS - Number

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Mon Apr 21 16:37:33 UTC 2003

On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 12:31:35PM -0400, Mike (meuon) Harrison wrote:
> > Nonsense. One of the first things new/large companies do is buy someone
> > with a low ASN and take it over. Look at QWest, Verio, etc. In fact,
> > pretty much the only exception to this rule is Cogent, who is still using
> > 16631 instead of 174 or 4006.
> Aww. come on.. do they buy them because of a low ASN? 
> Or because they are looking for a core of experienced
> people and some physical assets and customers worth acquiring
> and many of them just happen to have a low ASN. 

Sometimes not, sometimes both. But if they didn't want the low ASN, it'd 
be a lot easier to go get a new one than to do all the paperwork for a 
transfer. It's an image thing, pure and simple. If people know you buy 
your ASN, why not make it a good one.

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