Netblock reassigned from Chile to US ISP...

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at
Sat Dec 13 00:33:51 UTC 2008

Because anyone with half a brain blocks proxies from their e-commerce

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at]
>Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 3:49 PM
>To: Nathan Stratton
>Cc: nanog at
>Subject: Re: Netblock reassigned from Chile to US ISP...
>On Dec 12, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Nathan Stratton wrote:
>> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Joe Abley wrote:
>>> On 2008-12-12, at 15:02, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
>>>> It's a misconception of some muppets, especially in IT related
>>>> products, that forget, that a lot or IT professionals do travel
>>>> all over the world and usually have a credit card in their home
>>>> country.
>>>> Pure and utter nonsense.
>>> Or perhaps the hassle of dealing with stolen US credit card numbers
>>> from clients outside the US costs far more money than you could
>>> hope to make back with the purchases of US nationals travelling
>>> overseas?
>>> Could well be muppets, but surely there are other possibilities.
>> Sad but true, we have had to turn off signups outside the US because
>> of that very problem. Yes, I am sure we lose some sales, but in
>> general it is not worth the fraud costs.
>Why don't the fraudsters just use Open US Proxies?

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