[arin-discuss] Question about legacy IPv4 and RADB
Jesse D. Geddis
jesse at la-broadband.com
Thu May 3 14:53:53 EDT 2012
RADB isn't a valid source. Anyone can create the objects. This sounds like
a network engineer that found himself still the Tech POC on address space
for a defunct company. Emailing his POC would not show anything of use.
Thank you Heather. It seems like the obvious sometimes needs to be pointed
out. Anyway, it seems like this thread may have run it's course.
Personally, I wouldn't even follow up with this customer since it's
crystal clear what's going on but then I don't deal in circuits that
small. However, one would assume getting tangled up in a mess like that
when working on the smaller scale would have a much larger financial
impact (not to mention reputation)
Jesse D. Geddis
LA Broadband LLC
On 5/3/12 11:39 AM, "Robert Marder" <ram at robertmarder.com> wrote:
>On 2012-05-03 13:12, Scott Leibrand wrote:
>> As I understand it, any paying RADB customer can register route
>> objects for any route they like, as long as no one else has already
>> done so. So I don't think RADB tells you much about the proper
>> holder of a block whose original registrant is now defunct.
>Yes, I believe this is the case.
>In any event, IANA/ARIN and the other RIRs are the authority on who
>controls a given IP block, not Merit.
>Your customer should contact ARIN with proof that the previous org
>still exists as a legal entity and they are the owners and have
>authority to change POC records, and then they should subsequently get
>the POC records updated, or if it doesn't, that it was sold/merged into
>a new org, and get the space assigned to a new OrgID.
>The way I would verify a case like this, since the names are different,
>would be to email the Tech POC and confirm that they have authorized you
>to announce their space. If you get a positive reply from that, then
>combined with a signed LOA from your customer, that should be enough
>verification for both you and your transit carriers.
>If you want to stick to your guns, you should inform your customer you
>were unable to verify that the IP space belongs to them, and for them to
>contact ARIN to fix the POC records associated with it.
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