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

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sun May 22 15:46:37 EDT 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Chris Engel <cengel at conxeo.com> wrote:
> Brett,
> Under that same scenario, what is to stop the same speculator from creating 16 different legal entities that purchase IP-Enabled devices (i.e. pet rocks) from the parent company to show it meets it's "needs" and "utilization" requirements under a "needs" based regulatory requirement for transfers?

If they state the intended use of IP addresses is for their 'pet rocks',
acquire them, and intend to speculate on, lease, or  "flip" the IP addresses for
a profit a few weeks later,  then that would mean their application was false.

There's not a lot ARIN itself can directly do about fraud, other than attempt to
detect it, make it difficult,  and make sure to have enough correspondence with
applicants,  that an applicant cannot claim ignorance.

The penalties ARIN can directly impose on false applications are so limited...
the threat of IP address revokation is not likely to be a deterrent for
speculators,  who may not have legitimate need for _any_ IP resources
in the first place.

And any "fine" or  "penalty"  ARIN could  create would be mitigated by
carefully designed corporate structure.


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