[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Sep 7 12:43:23 EDT 2021

On 7 Sep 2021, at 12:27 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us<mailto:bill at herrin.us>> wrote:

… I think Owen’s point (and my own in a
prior message) is that anyone whose -purpose- is to lease addresses
can -construct- a negligible-cost, ARIN-compliant way to do so.

So sure, you can bust the first handful who skip that step before the
rest get wise. Then what?

Bill -

Such activity leaves detectable artifacts both in the network and in the real world (e.g. solicitations for customers to utilize your leased IP space), and the risk of criminal prosecution for fraud if detected.

Is that sufficient deterrent? I suspect not when it comes to sizable address blocks (e.g. /18), but given that ARIN is now issuing no larger than a /22, it might indeed be sufficient deterrent.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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