spammers trying to "lease" IP space?

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Mar 21 10:04:35 CDT 2012


Michael - 
 
  We're aware of several parties out there soliciting to 'lease' 
  your address space, and it appears that most of them are bulk 
  email operations.  Given that the nearly inevitable consequence
  is that the blocks in question end up on various anti-spam 
  blacklists, I imagine that anyone would have to think very 
  carefully about pursuing that option...
 
  If you truly have more address space than you need, you can always 
  return it :-), list it as available on ARIN's specified transfer listing
  service (note - this may result in potential recipients calling you) or 
  working with a facilitator to make it available.  More info on all of 
  these options: https://www.arin.net/resources/transfers/index.html
  and: https://www.arin.net/resources/transfer_listing/listers.html

FYI,
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN

On Mar 21, 2012, at 10:44 AM, Michael Holstein wrote:

> I know this tactic isn't exactly new .. just thought I'd pass this along.
> 
> Text below is exact with exception of our ARIN information and ranges
> (which any of you could figure out anyway).
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Michael Holstein
> Cleveland State University
> 
> --snip--
> 
> Description: ABC Widgets
> 
> *Greetings, NOC or IP Admin at (our ARIN NetName)*
> 
> ** 
> 
> We would like to Lease or even Purchase some of your IPv4 Ranges like 
> (our/16)
> 
> “Why do You want to lease our IPs?”
> 
> 
> 
> Very Simply: Our Business is the delivery of Opted In Marketing Email. The key 
> to this business is good stewardship of IP assets to ensure deliverability, and 
> even more importantly; *Sustainability. *Many of our IP leases last years due to 
> our investment in our network before we ever even mail. As a result it takes 
> Several months before a subnet is profitable for us after recouping our initial 
> infrastructure expenses. So to Hit and Run simply does not make good business 
> sense, after all maybe if we are good to our word you will offer us additional IPs!
> 
> ** 
> 
> there are two core requirements in any Major League Mail Campaign ?
> 
> 
> 
> a. _Having a solid list_ with real recipients and records to prove their Sign up 
> is vital to delivery but also to settling any complaints registered with an ISP.
> 
> b. _Using Multiple IP addresses_. If having a good list is a good defense then 
> using Multiple Static IP addresses is a proactive measure. ISPs, Backbone 
> Carriers, Software Makers, and more all use (among other means) Algorithms to 
> shape traffic across their networks and to their clients. Using an MTA to spread 
> our traffic across thousands of IP addresses from then thousands of ‘C-Blocks’ 
> we mitigate the footprint of our traffic originating from any one network range.
> 
> 
> 
> ?/It should be noted here that this email is a Request for Pricing (RFP) and its 
> recipients have in no way requested it, they have instead been identified 
> through research, and therefore this email should not be thought of as 
> characteristic of our normal mailings./
> 
> 
> 
> Precision Management of Texas (USA) offers on-demand solutions for brand 
> marketers and website promotion chiefly through email marketing. Currently PM is 
> seeking to expand its network capability both overseas and here in the US with 
> the addition of several points of presence (PoP) in geographically diverse 
> locations. Precision Management makes no attempt to conceal identity or 
> intentions as a show of good faith on our part that we will be good customers 
> with an eye on building a relationship beyond this installation. It should go 
> without saying that our use of your network will be totally AUP Compliant and 
> any complaints will be handled in 12 hours or less. We only mail to Top Level 
> Domain’s and do no General Internet mailing. Also i want you to be aware that we 
> are an American Company with verifiable references who can attest to how we 
> conduct our email business.
> 
> Description: C:\Users\BLEAUH~1\AppData\Local\Temp\~ed_sb_i\~files\3.gif
> 
> Description: Content Image InlinePM seeks to obtain as much diversity in the 
> allocated IP space as possible, however the most important thing is the Subnets 
> need to have no abuse history.
> 
> We can take the IPs via GRE or BGP or other such tunneling solution to where you 
> have them announced. Alternatively we can advertise them ourselves on our 
> network, saving you the back-haul. As a third solution we can take a server on 
> your network with the following specs
> 
> 
> 
> One Virtual (or Dedicated) Server –
> 
> 
> 
> Dual Cores
> 
> 1 GB RAM
> 
> 100 GB HDD?
> 
> 3 Mbps dedicated - burstable to 100
> 
> Term period minimum of 6-12 months
> 
> 
> 
> I hope you have read this far and will seriously consider this opportunity to 
> generate additional revenue for your company.
> 
> If this email has found you in error please fwd it to the right person and cc 
> me. Otherwise hit the un-sub at the bottom!
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> 
> Edward Wootan
> Chief Technical Officer
> Precision Management LLC <http://www.precision-management.net/>
> 3030 LBJ Freeway
> Dallas, TX 75234
> If you are interested in working with a *Legitimate Marketer *
> please reply to this email or call me Direct at *(704)286-6098* anytime.
> 
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