wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sat Sep 17 17:41:11 UTC 2011

>>>> As an ISP, ARIN will not give you any space if you are new. You
>>>> have to already have an equivalent amount of space from another
>>>> provider.
>>> does arin *really* still have that amazing barrier to market
>>> entry?
>> Yes.  If you want PI space, you have to start off with PA space,
>> utilize it, and then apply for PI space and an AS #, with contracts
>> demonstrating your intention to multihome.  Then, you have to
>> *migrate* off the PA space and surrender it back to the 'owner'.  You
>> cannot get further PI allocations until you've done this.
> The ARIN community is easily it's own worst enemy.

the arin policy weenie industry is one of the internet's worst enemies


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