Does ARIN have the right to approve all IPv4 address sales?

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May 11, 2011 09:26 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware recently approved Nortel’s sale of 666,624 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million. Despite this precedent, a debate is raging in Internet policy circles about how sales of IPv4 addresses — particularly the largest blocks of IPv4…

IPv4 address transfers must meet policy, ARIN chief says

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Mar 25, 2011 06:49 pm | Computerworld Compliance comments come as Microsoft plans to buy more than 666,000 IPv4 addresses from bankrupt Nortel by Jaikumar Vijayan The chief executive of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) said today that any transfer of IPv4 addresses from one organization to another will need to be compliant…

Microsoft offers $7.5M for 666,624 IPv4 addresses

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Mar 24, 2011 09:28 pm | Computerworld Deal to buy the addresses from Nortel a sign of the increasing value of IPv4 as they run out, some say by Jaikumar Vijayan Microsoft has agreed to pay $7.5 million to purchase a block of 666,624 IPv4 addresses from bankrupt Canadian telecom equipment maker Nortel in a…

ICANN assigns its last IPv4 addresses

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Feb 03, 2011 02:43 pm | IDG News Service The final blocks have been given to regional agencies, ushering in the IPv6 era by Stephen Lawson The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has handed out its last IPv4 addresses, leaving the remaining blocks to regional registries that in some cases may exhaust them within a…

IPv4 finale ‘one of the most important days of the Internet’

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Feb 03, 2011 12:50 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Internet policymakers officially handed out the last five blocks of IPv4 address space to each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) at a ceremony held in Miami Thursday morning. BACKGROUND: IPv4 exhaustion predicted The ceremony marked the depletion of the free pool of…

IPv4’s funeral expected to come Thursday

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Feb 01, 2011 03:01 pm | IDG News Service ICANN is expected to announce the end of its IPv4 address allocations at a press conference by Stephen Lawson A press conference taking place on Thursday in Miami is expected to mark the last allocation of Internet Protocol, Version 4 addresses by the central authority that…