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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at
Thu Mar 24 22:07:18 CDT 2011

On 3/24/2011 7:59 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> Because that's what IP addresses are.  Totally worthless unless community
> participants voluntarily route traffic for those IPs to the assignee.

Note that community participants can do this with or without ARIN having 
updated some entries in a database.

Would de-peer with Microsoft (or turn down a transit contract from them) 
just because they wanted to announce some Nortel address space?

Would ARIN really erase the Nortel entry and move these addresses to the 
free pool if Microsoft doesn't play along with one of the transfer policies?

Would you announce addresses someone had just obtained from ARIN that 
were already being announced by Microsoft?

Matthew Kaufman

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