[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2012-3: ASN Transfers
jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Thu Mar 15 19:21:29 EDT 2012
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 09:07, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> Policy statement:
>> In NRPM 8.3, replace "IPv4 number resources" with "IPv4 number resources and
>> There are legitimate use cases for transferring ASNs, and no significant
>> downsides (identified to date) of allowing it.
> This is not an effective rationale. Rather than stating that "There
> are legitimate use cases for transfering ASNs" (which is unhelpful at
> best), it would be much more useful to have these supposed use-cases
> Can anyone identify any use-cases where transferring ASNs is actually
> *necessary* for the operation of the Internet in the ARIN region? I
> have read (all of) the previous discussion threads on this topic and
> have yet to see a single compelling use-case. I think it would be very
> helpful to the discussion for folks to understand why this request is
> being made.
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>From a marketing standpoint, there seems to be an understanding that
lower numbered AS means better established carrier. Those looking to
offer network services may wish to acquire older networks and merge
into the lower numbered AS. We are AS32421, and a customer of ours was
just issued a 4 digit ASN. I'd be willing to trade for aesthetic
This is the only reason I can think of.
Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net | http://www.blacklotus.net
Black Lotus Communications - AS32421
First and Leading in DDoS Protection Solutions
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