IPv4 squatters on the move again?

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Tue Sep 7 09:00:01 CDT 2010


On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Tero Toikkanen wrote:

> Anyone hear of the SundownGroup?
>
> On Thursday we received an interesting RFQ from them and suspect their intentions for requesting an IP assignment isn't exactly what they state. We have already turned them down, but thought others might be interested in their activities as well. RIPE NCC has also been notified of this.
>
> In brief they wanted to buy colo form us: "P4 single core @ 2 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB HD, Linux CentOS 5x.x, 10 Mbps bandwidth. A single /21 or /20 net block of IP Adresses"
>
> Their reason for requesting such a large address block was "As we are currently launching our WholesaleVOIP operation we are in desperate need of this IP space as part of our ARIN process we will need these ranges SWIPd to us and we will in turn renumber with ARIN and return the netblocks to you as soon as ours are allocated and routed."
>
> Interesting tidbits about the company we and the networking community have already found out:
>
> Compare http://sundowngroup.com/ and http://www.edgecast.com/ (Edgecast has been notified).

They hit up one of our sales guys last week.  I gave it an immediate two 
thumbs down.  I think the sales guy knew the request was bogus and was 
really just showing it to me out of humor.

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