Behold - the Address-Yenta!

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Apr 8 18:51:42 CDT 2010


John,

In the cases I'm aware of (which were some time ago), there was (to my knowledge) no fraud involved.

Or are you indicating the mechanisms I described are in some way fraudulent?

Regards,
-drc

On Apr 8, 2010, at 12:46 PM, John Curran wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2010, at 3:51 PM, David Conrad wrote:
>> Sure they are.  I personally know of several cases where addresses have been sold.  Right now, people have to go through a bunch of foo, creating dummy companies to hold the IP address assets, transferring the assets, selling the dummy companies, etc., but the end result is the same. 
> 
> David - 
> 
> Please report these events to: <https://www.arin.net/resources/fraud/index.html>:
> 
> "This reporting process is to be used to notify ARIN of suspected Internet number resource abuse including the submission of falsified utilization or organization information, unauthorized changes to data in ARIN's WHOIS, hijacking of number resources in ARIN's database, or fraudulent transfers."
> 
> We do investigate, and if we can determine falsified information was used 
> to effect a transfer, we will revert the transfer and/or initiate resource 
> review as appropriate.
> 
> /John
> 
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> ARIN
> 
> 





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