spammers trying to "lease" IP space?

Dan Golding dgolding at ragingwire.com
Wed Mar 21 12:29:17 CDT 2012


I think this highlights a very important aspect of the paid IP address
transfer process - whomever is buying had better perform some due
diligence on the block. These sorts of rent-a-block-for-SPAM activities
are extremely common. Most of the time, they aren't quite this blatant.

- Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Curran [mailto:jcurran at arin.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:05 AM
> To: Michael Holstein
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: spammers trying to "lease" IP space?
> 
> 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.
> >
> > The information contained within the referenced, linked, or directed
> email
> > communication is intended to be a confidential communication between
> the
> > original sender and recipient, and is to be treated as confidential.
> All works,
> > ideas, or copy within are copyrighted by precision management llc.,
> and are not
> > to be used in any manner other by which they were intended by
> precision
> > management llc... If you believe you have received this or any other
> email in
> > error, please contact cto at precision-management.info
> > <mailto:cto at precision-management.info>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 




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