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

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at
Thu Mar 24 22:27:19 CDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 10:07 PM, Matthew Kaufman <matthew at> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Would de-peer with Microsoft (or turn down a transit contract from them)
>> just because they wanted to announce some Nortel address space?
> Microsoft would likely be able to find someone who would not turn them
> down for transit.

Microsoft cannot stop other people from dropping such announcement
elsewhere on the DFZ, beyond the transit provider they are paying
money to. And that's exactly what the community response should be if
ARIN finds that this transaction is bogus: treat it like unallocated
space that's been announced.


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