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

mikea mikea at
Thu Mar 24 15:43:39 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:34:13AM -0400, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2011, at 10:27 58AM, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> > That's a good question.  Maybe they can't qualify under Arin rules.  Another question will be: how is Arin going to handle it?
> > 
> > Im pretty sure that the RSA says that in the event of bankruptcy ips revert to the Arin pool.  I understand that these were legacy addresses but.......
> I wonder if the bankruptcy court agrees with that. Does it have the power
> to order ARIN to accept this? "Send lawyers, guns, and money"...

Good question. Isn't ARIN a US corporation? <lynx> Yep; incorporated in
Virginia. At the very least, it might be ... interesting for a Canadian
court to try to enforce an order on a US corporation with no Canadian

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin 

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