[menog] Microsoft offered $7.5M for Nortel's IPv4
owend at he.net
Tue Mar 29 19:41:16 GMT 2011
IANA back then was Jon Postel and another individual whose name escapes me at the moment (Grace something? IIRC) under contract to DARPA and later NSF followed by USDOC. Since its inception, the IANA has always been a contract agency of the united States government, a situation which remains today. ICANN operates the IANA under contract to USDOC.
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On Mar 29, 2011, at 11:18 AM, "Ahmed Abu-Abed" <ahmed at tamkien.com> wrote:
> Appreciate the correction as IANA back then was simply Jon Postel.
> From: Owen DeLong
> Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:27 PM
> To: Ahmed Abu-Abed
> Cc: Lu Heng ; menog at menog.net
> Subject: [Bulk] Re: [menog] Microsoft offered $7.5M for Nortel's IPv4
> Sent from my iPad
> On Mar 29, 2011, at 12:24 AM, "Ahmed Abu-Abed" <ahmed at tamkien.com> wrote:
>> ARIN rules could be difficult to impose on pre-IANA blocks; Nortel had IP addresses before IANA and ARIN came into existence, so this may go to court if ARIN wants to block it. But Microsoft could have a right to ask for these addresses as they are into cloud services which needs a lot of IPs, so ARIN may agree. And IANA records shows Bell Northern Research, later part of Nortel, was assigned its own /8 block in January 1991.
> No, they may predate ICANN and ARIN, but they do not predate IANA as IANA predates IP addresses.
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