Nortel, in bankruptcy, sells IPv4 address block for $7.5 million

Jay Nakamura zeusdadog at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 08:10:10 CDT 2011


666,624 is kind of odd number, isn't it?  That comes out to a
/13,/15,/19,/21 and a /22.

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>
> http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2011/3/23/4778509.html
>
> Nortel, in bankruptcy, sells IPv4 address block for $7.5 million
>
> by Milton Mueller on Wed 23 Mar 2011 10:30 PM EDT  |  Permanent Link  |
> ShareThis
>
> Wake up call for our friends in the Regional Internet Registries. Nortel, the
> Canadian telecommunications equipment manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy
> protection in 2009, has succeeded in making its legacy IPv4 address block an
> asset that can be sold to generate money for its creditors. The March 23
> edition of the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Report has reported that Nortel's
> block of 666,624 IPv4's was sold for $7.5 million - a price of $11.25 per IP
> address. The buyer of the addresses was Microsoft. More information is in its
> filing in a Delware bankruptcy court. Now the interesting question becomes,
> does the price of IPv4s go up or down from here? As the realities of dual
> stack sink in, I'm betting...up.
>
>




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