RIPE NCC will begin allocating from 188/8

Steve Linford linford at
Thu Jul 3 14:38:42 UTC 2008

Not sure if RIPE knows this, but the following url will give you a  
list of RIPE allocations, many /20s, /17s and /16s which are either  
hijacked or allocated directly to illegal spam operations (who have  
obviously faked the RIPE application as 'ISPs' to get huge  

Direct RIPE allocations to many of these outfits, including "Russian  
Business Network" (the Russian Cybercrime Mob) for example are  
allocations we would love to see reclaimed asap.


   Steve Linford
   The Spamhaus Project

On 3 Jul 2008, at 12:25, Alex Le Heux wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> The IANA and the RIRs are working on an ongoing basis to verify and
> correct registration data of legacy address space to identify free
> space in these blocks.

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