[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 102: Reduce and Simplify IPv4 Initial Allocations

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 18:27:20 EST 2009

Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2009, at 2:43 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> This is a bit OT, but here's what I know. Mr. W needs some address 
>> space at his colo. He can't qualify via the colo's rules or ARIN's. 
>> Mr. X calls himself an IP broker. All he does is arrange people that 
>> have spare IP space with people who need some IP space for whatever 
>> reason. Let's say me the ISP has an /18 that's unused. Mr. X will 
>> give me $Y to borrow that /18 for Z amount of time. He will turn 
>> around and tell Mr. W that he can advertise that /18 at his colo for 
>> $Y+markup. One of my friends who does consulting somehow got involved 
>> with Mr. X and started to see dollar signs. It took me several weeks 
>> of being totally confused to get behind the curtain and tell everyone 
>> I wasn't interested in letting other people reannounce my space 
>> outside of my AS.
>> Wasn't there a policy to encourage return of resources? I don't 
>> remember. ARIN would have to find these orgs who are renting their 
>> space out to brokers and revoke it somehow to put a stop to it.
> I strongly encourage ANYONE who encounters such an arrangement to report
> it to ARIN.  Organizations who are leasing their space in this manner 
> could
> well be subject to a review under section 12 of the NRPM.
> ARIN can't resolve what it does not know about.
> This should be done through:
> https://www.arin.net/resources/fraud/
> By submitting a report at:
> https://www.arin.net/public/fraud/index.xhtml
> Be as specific as possible, and, try to identify the organization and 
> the IP addresses in question.

If you have evidence of fraud, then by all means report it.  But keep in 
mind that if the organization getting the space from ARIN is an LIR, 
then this may well be a legitimate use of the space.


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