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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers



On Feb 6, 2011, at 1:25 AM, David Conrad wrote:
> Last I checked, the other four authors of RFC 2050 are still alive.  Why not ask them? 

Bill indicated he "was there when it was written" in reference to Jon being an 
author, and I was inquiring to whether he had any knowledge of Jon's intent that 
he could share.  If you have knowledge of Jon's intent, or any insight on why RFC 
2050 includes the existing allocations if the intent was actually to leave it vague
with respect to same, that also would be helpful.

>> Further, RFC 2050 states "The transfer of IP addresses from one party to another 
>> must be approved by the regional registries.  The party trying to obtain the IP 
>> address must meet the same criteria as if they were requesting an IP address 
>> directly from the IR."  
> 
> I'm curious: when HP acquired the assets of Compaq (or when Compaq acquired the assets of Digital), is it your position that  HP (or Compaq) "met the same criteria as if they were requesting an IP address directly from the IR." for 16.0.0.0/8?

The handling of general case varies based on the community developed 
policy over the years, currently as specified by NRPM 8.2 (M&A Transfer)
in https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html.  There's a Change Log on the
page if you want to track the policy at any given point in time.  I can
not comment on any specific transfer request, but will note that at one
time the M&A transfer policy allowed transfer of all held number resources
without justification of need as long as the entire entity was involved, 
but at this point the policy indicates that: "In the event that number 
resources of the combined organizations are no longer justified under ARIN
policy at the time ARIN becomes aware of the transaction, through a transfer 
request or otherwise, ARIN will work with the resource holder(s) to return, 
aggregate, or reclaim resources as appropriate via the processes outlined 
in current ARIN policy (for example, sections 4.6, 4.7, or 12 of the NRPM)."

FYI,
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN