De-bogon not possible via arin policy.

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Thu Dec 15 02:46:08 UTC 2011

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Cameron Byrne <cb.list6 at> wrote:
> Fyi, I just was rejected from arin for an ipv4 allocation. I demonstrated I
> own ~100k ipv4 addresses today.
> My customers use over 10 million bogon / squat space ip addresses today,
> and I have good attested data on that.

Wait...  you had started using bogon addresses /  "squatted" space not
allocated  and claimed
the number of IP addresses your network is using that were not
allocated by a RIR
settles the need justification question?

> Any suggestions on how to navigate this policy ?

Work with ARIN to provide a satisfactory need justification for the
entire allocation you are requesting.
A mere count of the number of IP addresses you are currently using is
not a need justification.

There has to be a technical reason that each IP address is required.

"I'm making IANA-unsanctioned use of 10^9 bogon IP addresses,  please
allocate me 10^9 proper IP addresses, so I can  have matching
allocated IP space with global recognition instead";  just doesn't cut

You need to have all the documentation to show the actual justified
technical need for the IPs you request,  such as what each specific
address is used for.


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