[afnog] Suspicious request for IP address space
leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Tue Mar 8 09:33:11 CST 2011
My recently deceased uncle has a total of 100 /16s which at the moment
are held in a bank in Libya. I am looking for a partner to help release
these IPv4 resources to invest in your country.....
From: bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
[mailto:bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com]
Sent: 08 March 2011 15:19
To: Phil Regnauld
Cc: afnog at afnog.org; nanog at nanog.org; Shepherd Magumo
Subject: Re: [afnog] Suspicious request for IP address space
On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 02:43:38PM +0100, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> (Cross posting to nanog, apologies if this is considered not
> Shepherd Magumo (shepherd) writes:
> > Good day,
> > I work for an ISP with own small AfriNIC IP block and ASN number and
> > recently received a second suspicious request for a huge IP address
> > with server hosting solution and we are about to turn it down.
> > Below is the exact request and I am sure there is something dodge
> > request. Anybody else in ISP receive this?
> > We are looking for an IP address space of /17 and we would like to
> > > for one complete year. Please quote us the price and if its
> > > our
> > > range, We will go ahead and purchase, Along with it do you provide
> > > dedicated
> > > servers and hosting services. Get back to me soon along with the
> > > details.
> Hi Shepherd,
> Without disclosing the sender of this mail, do you know where
> originating from, region wise ? The size looks a bit large to
> legitimate request. They might be probing the market to find a
> willing to go along with a scam.
> As I see it, if you consider the ratio of available IPv4 space
> the AfriNIC pool vs. the population in Africa, there is a
> for IPv4 hungry orgs. to acquire v4 space via front companies in
> and announce it elsewhere - where the validation process for the
> appropriate RIR would be more stringent.
i received the -exact- text as well. I offered a lease, at the
terms, which was outside their range of acceptable cost. the
came from outside the AFRInic service area....
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