It's racing season, and not just for cars. Some people have accused ARIN of not following its specified transfer policy in its handling of the Nortel-Microsoft IPv4 address trade. But the complainers are just not up to speed. With a few strokes of the keyboard, ARIN has brought its transfer policy into alignment with what's really going on in the world. A news release posted today says, “Effective immediately, the transferor of legacy address space is not required to have the resources under a current registration services agreement with ARIN.” [Editors note: “transferor” means “seller” in communityspeak.] The release explains that “This procedural change was implemented in order to remove what some organizations may have viewed as a burdensome requirement in the specified transfer process.” Good job, ARIN! Those complainers don't realize how nimble ARIN really is.
Posted on by Milton Mueller