Lightly used IP addresses

Aaron Wendel aaron at
Fri Aug 13 18:06:41 UTC 2010

On Aug 13, 2010, at 10:36 AM, John Levine wrote:

>> Discuss.  :-)
> I don't entirely understand the process.  Here's the flow chart as far
> as I've figured it out:
> 1.  A sells a /20 of IPv4 space to B for, say, $5,000
> 2.  A tells ARIN to transfer the chunk to B
> 3.  ARIN says no, B hasn't shown that they need it
> 4.  A and B say screw it, and B announces the space anyway
> 5.  ???
> R's,
> John

Owen Said:

6.	ARIN receives a fraud/abuse complaint that A's space is being used
by B.
7.	ARIN discovers that A is no longer using the space in accordance
with their RSA
8.	ARIN reclaims the space and A and B are left to figure out who owes
what to whom.

You know I love you Owen. :)

9.  A sues ARIN for tortuous contract interference.  
10.  B sues ARIN for same.
11.  C and D join the law suit.
12.  Judges step in.
13.  ARIN gets mired in lawsuit after lawsuit
14.  Dogs and cats start living together

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