Announcing APNIC IP's in ARIN region

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Sep 25 20:56:12 UTC 2012


This isn't entirely true...

As a general rule, most people have no objection so long as a given
organization that is getting space from RIRs conforms to one of the

	Get from the RIR where HQ is located.
	Get from the RIR where addresses are deployed.

For example, an organization in the APNIC region that wanted to deploy
a router at a US XP and announce their space there is entirely valid.

An ISP headquartered in the AfriNIC region that expanded into Europe would
be able to use their Afrinic space for that expansion as well.


On Sep 25, 2012, at 02:05 , Wayne E Bouchard <web at> wrote:

> It presents no technical problem but has always been considered
> politically inadvisable. I mean, there are multiple registries for a
> reason that goes beyond mere oranization and load sharing.
> Increasingly, governments are trying to take more control over packets
> (there is ever the push for geographic maping mechanisms and so on)
> and that may introduce potential legal problems in the future,
> depending on the nation you're in and how paranoid they become.
> So in short, do what you need to do. Just be aware of sub-optimal.
> -Wayne
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:30:59AM +0200, Jeroen Massar wrote:
>> On 2012-09-21 01:57, Brandon Wade wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I was wondering if there are any problems originating APNIC IP's in the
>>> ARIN region through transit providers? I have a Singapore-based prospect
>>> who would like to do business with us, but I'm not sure if I'll run into
>>> problems originating their IP's in the US - which were assigned to them
>>> from APNIC.
>> As this Internet thing is a global thing, why would that be an issue?
>> (unless it is a spammer outfit of course ;)
>> Greets,
>> Jeroen
> ---
> Wayne Bouchard
> web at
> Network Dude

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