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

Ernie Rubi ernesto at
Thu Mar 24 21:26:12 CDT 2011

Kind of off topic response so apologies,

Perhaps ARINs counsel has counseled you against making statements - fair enough.  

My question doesn't go to any privileged information, just to general ARIN policy.

I'll just say, for a community driven organization, it may seem odd to be silent in such important questions and take these decisions on your own.  (I.e., decisions as to whether intervene in lawsuits, what policy arguments to make and how far to go before in said lawsuits).

On a personal note, I'm just a law student and barely 28 y/o, but I'll say it again - I am astounded that people in all kinds of forums have derided me, chastised me and given me the silent treatment during this entire conversation.  This was an academic question to me, but apparently lots of folks think it's life or death or semi-religious.

I'll be quiet now.

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 24, 2011, at 9:24 PM, John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:

> On Mar 24, 2011, at 9:13 PM, Benson Schliesser wrote:
>> At your suggestion, I went to the IGP blog and read the last comment.  I see there is a response by Ernie Rubi to your blog comment, which captures my question so well that (with apologies to Mr Rubi) I'll quote him:
> Mr. Rubi is likely already aware from his legal studies that it 
> is imprudent to argue cases in public in advance of filing.
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO

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