[arin-ppml] Waiting List IPv4 blocks transferred after issuance

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at gmail.com
Tue May 28 15:01:55 EDT 2019


Yeah, if someone is leasing IP addresses means that he (the resource 
holder) doesn't have use for them anymore. As such ARIN (or any other 
RIR) should recover those addresses then. IP addresses were never made 
of thought to be leased in this way as asset that can be leased.

On 28/05/2019 15:50, Robert Clarke wrote:
> Hi John,
>
> Thanks for sharing. I'd like to note that it can be dangerous to use 
> the blocks transferred via 8.2/8.3/9.4 as a metric for abuse. A 
> fraudster that gets past ARIN's scrutiny and obtains IPs with 
> fraudulent information is probably smart enough to lease their IPs as 
> opposed to selling the space outright. There is a huge market for 
> leased space, and those deals happen behind closed doors with no 
> oversight from ARIN. IP addresses go for $0.2-0.5/mo depending on 
> term/IP reputation/size which could lead to $XX,XXX in illicit revenue 
> with no risk of ARIN's scrutiny which would normally occur during the 
> transfer process.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Robert Clarke
>
>> On May 28, 2019, at 10:53 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net 
>> <mailto:jcurran at arin.net>> wrote:
>>
>> Folks -
>>
>> It occurred to me that it might be useful to have a quick summary of 
>> waiting list blocks issued and subsequently transferred.
>>
>> Attached is the distribution (count per prefix size) of all blocks 
>> that have been issued via ARIN's waiting list policy and subsequently 
>> transferred via NRPM 8.2/8.3/8.4 policy.
>>
>> FYI,
>> /John
>>
>> John Curran
>> President and CEO
>> American Registry for Internet Numbers
>>
>>
>>
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