IP addresses are now assets

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Fri Dec 2 13:29:43 CST 2011


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin M. Streiner [mailto:streiner at cluebyfour.org]
> Sent: 02 December 2011 19:26
> To: Leo Bicknell
> Cc: NANOG
> Subject: Re: IP addresses are now assets
> 
> On Fri, 2 Dec 2011, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> 
> > In a message written on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 11:04:23PM -0500,
> Michael R. Wayne wrote:
> >>    After negotiating with multiple prospective buyers, Cerner Corp.
> >>    agreed to buy the Internet addresses for $12 each. Other bids
> were
> >>    as low as $1.50 each, according to a bankruptcy court filing.
> >
> > Someone should tell Cerner Corp you can still get them for free,
> > and thus they overpaid by oh, $12 an address!
> 
> I'm waiting for someone to come back and balk at $12/address, and try
> to
> reduce the number of addresses they buy, forgetting that pesky powers-
> of-two
> business:  "In the interest of containing the cost of the deal, XYZ
> Corp has
> agreed to buy 27,000 addresses instead of the original 65,536."
> 
> That will be a definite facepalm moment.
> 
> jms


So about a /18 a /19 a /21 and a /23 then ;-)


--
Leigh



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