Lightly used IP addresses
jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Sat Aug 14 00:00:02 CDT 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
Best regards, Jeff
On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> 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 <https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html>
> 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
> Does that clarify things?
> John Curran
> President and CEO
Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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