Squeezing IPs out of ARIN

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 24 13:14:29 CDT 2012


On Apr 24, 2012, at 10:47 AM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:32 AM,  <admin at thecpaneladmin.com> wrote:
>> Anyone have any tips for getting IPs from ARIN? For an end-user allocation
>> they are requesting that we provide customer names for existing allocations,
>> which is information that will take a while to obtain. They are insisting
>> that this is standard process and something that everyone does when
>> requesting IPs.  Has anyone actually had to do this?
> 
> Indeed. It's worked this way for a long time.
> 
> When starting a new organization, there's a bit of a chicken and egg
> problem with IP space. If anyone could get IP space just for asking
> for it, it would have been consumed too quickly. So, organizations
> must first get some space assigned to them from an upstream provider
> and begin using it.
> At some point the current usage and growth rate of the assigned space
> will justify a direct allocation.
> 
> Then, you can renumber into your new space and be totally independent.
> 
> Cheers,
> jof

That's not entirely true. What you say applies to one possible way for an
ISP to get an allocation. It does not apply at all to end-users.

Owen




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