Lightly used IP addresses

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at
Sat Aug 14 05:00:02 UTC 2010


I have privately e-mailed you 5 x /18 and 3 x /19 that are being
abused. If ARIN takes action against even one of these allocations I
will commend you publicly. I'll go do the investigation for you if you
need evidence.

Best regards, Jeff

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM, John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2010, at 12:12 AM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>> ARIN needs to investigate these companies and start reclaiming space.
>> Pose as a customer, see if they'll sell you a /24 or shorter on a
>> dedicated server for some arbitrary reason, and if so they're busted.
>> From there launch a full investigation and start reclaiming space.
> Jeff -
>  Yes and No.
>  Yes, we'd like to know if you believe that an organization is
>  forging their address space justification.  We always do some
>  cross-checking and verification but it is not foolproof.
>  No, we will not pose as a customer, although we will verify some
>  customer assignments and speak with them.  If we find evidence
>  of fraud in company's request to ARIN, we will perform resource
>  review and have them return space to match what they should have
>  received (as described in <>
>  NRPM section 12).  We will also make certain that future requests
>  are very closely reviewed.  Recognize that these creative hosting
>  firms are also businesses with customers, and reclaiming IP space
>  out from under them to impact customers isn't the intent of policy.
>  We do occasionally have egregious acts (e.g. where the "ISP" turns
>  out to be simply a purveyor of IP addresses to online marketing
>  firms), and circumstances such as those are where reclamation is
>  used.
> Does that clarify things?
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO

Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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