[arin-ppml] IPv4 Transfer Policy Change to Keep Whois Accurate

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri May 13 14:50:22 EDT 2011

On May 13, 2011, at 10:32 AM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:

>> Those sort of shenanigans may sound rather absurd now, because there would be a real cost to enacting them in a convincing manner. However IF the real value of an IPv4 address increases beyond the cost of such ploys, suddenly they become worthwhile doing. Would not the cost/difficulty of effectively differentiating between gaming and the real thing also increase for ARIN under such circumstances?
> They're not absurd at all, there are companies doing this right now.
> There is one small company using 3 x /18, mostly for blackhat SEO and
> IRC virtual hosts.

If this is demonstrably true, it would be best if you pointed it out in through
the ARIN fraud reporting form.


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