ARIN sucks?

J Bacher jb at
Sun Sep 17 23:46:21 UTC 2006

Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> It is indeed simple if you know what needs to be done and what is 
> expected.  Even in your case above you mislead people into thinking that 
> one can "request the AS and a Subnet from ARIN".  After setting up the 
> various POCs (step #1), step #2 is getting an ORG.  Step #3 is 
> requesting the IP space and *not* the ASN.  One can't get an ASN from 
> ARIN *until* you have IP space.  


The real answer is "it depends".

 From my correspondence with ARIN on behalf of one of my customers just a few 
months ago:

"Will you be requesting an AS number from ARIN?  Under the intent to
multi-home policy, we've been asking customers to first submit a request
for an AS number."

For this particular (new) customer, the entire process was 3 weeks with majority 
of the delay getting payment remitted to get the allocation and then the ASN.

My experience with ARIN has always been positive (thank you).

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