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[arin-ppml] "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers (was: Re: And so it ends... )

>>> 2. Address leasing is not allowed. Must get your addresses from a
>>> primary or at least major bandwidth provider. Addresses found to be
>>> leased or provided in with a paper-tiger transit arrangement are
>>> subject to reclamation by ARIN.

Okay. Can't find the original. This is just horrid. You do know that 
ISPs actually enjoy maintaining customers who have no desire to renumber 
out of IP addresses they were assigned?

I keep a sprint circuit when they can't meet my bandwidth requirements. 
I have some nice /20's from them that are so deeply entrenched by 
business customers and other ISPs, I'll NEVER renumber out of them. 
Here's to hoping they go away when IPv6 is more prevalent. However, if I 
continue to grow my bandwidth needs and sprint still cannot keep up with 
me, I will downgrade to a token link (DS3 perhaps, and I can still let 
sprint directs use it) which I must maintain so they don't gripe about 
me keeping the networks.


Jack