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

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Thu Mar 24 09:48:24 CDT 2011


On Mar 24, 2011, at 7:40 AM, Tore Anderson wrote:
> They can only get them for free from ARIN if they can document
> an immediate demand. Perhaps they don't have an immediate demand…

They can only get them _at all_ if they can document need.  All receipt of address space, whether from the free-pool or through a transfer, is needs-based.  Anything else would be removing a critical resource from use.

                                -Bill









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