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

Nick Hilliard nick at
Fri Mar 25 06:02:20 CDT 2011

On 25/03/2011 09:54, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Martin Millnert<millnert at>  wrote:
>> List,
>> since there are IRR databases operated by non-RIRs, does one need to
>> register a prefix in any RIR-DB at all, to see it reachable on the
>> Internet?
> you successfully mixed up IRR and RIR in your post, care to untangle
> that and repost?

Looks to me like his email was semantically sound.  Remember, outside 
ARINinstan, irrdb functionality is usually implemented as an addon feature 
to the whois db.

btw, the answer to his question is "no, but it's a good idea to do so".


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