ARIN policy on acquisitions ?

Greetings all,

Aplogies if this has already been covered (I couldnt find it :slight_smile: )

Does any one know what ARIN's policy is on ISP acquisition ?? Is there
one ?? In other words, ISP A buys ISP B. ISP B has some pre-ARIN
allocated IP space (swamps from Internic, etc etc). When ISP A goes to
modify these network objects in the ARIN DB, is there going to be a
problem ?? Will ARIN say they have to be returned ??

Feel free to contact me off list if you feel this is not relevant to said
list.

TIA

Does any one know what ARIN's policy is on ISP acquisition ?

why should they acquire them when they can strangle them? :slight_smile:

randy

ps: please take the smiley *very* seriously.

I bet that even a business plan like this could raise $100MM
in the public markets (maybe not right now, but in six
months when Internet is back in favor).

"At Strangle.net, we plan to enter the market by killing our
competitors, rather than wasting money on advertising and
sales people..."

Seems to work for the RBOCs.

A variation on this theme (not restricted to ISPs) is to pay
a premium price to acquire your competitors, /then/ strangle
them.

Pete.