[arin-ppml] ARIN-PPML 2015-2

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Jun 2 11:33:09 EDT 2015

On Jun 2, 2015, at 11:12 AM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net> wrote:
> Is there anything preventing people from, instead of transferring IP addresses, negotiating 99-year IRUs or some similar type of lease? That seems like it could be a loophole in the policies... If all it takes is converting from an end-user to an ISP so that the block can be reassigned, would that be in full compliance with the existing NRPM?

Adam -

There is little applicable policy with respect to the usage of IP address 
blocks, i.e. it is not clear that such leasing is (or should be) disallowed.

This is a good reason for the community to think carefully about 
restrictions on transfers - as noted earlier by others, restrictions 
on transfers often lead to workarounds via creative usage models.


John Curran
President and CEO

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