Current IPv4 Options

Stephen Satchell list at
Thu Oct 22 15:54:27 UTC 2015

On 10/22/2015 07:24 AM, Clay Curtis wrote:
> I work for a VAR and we are starting to have customers come to us to help
> with internet redundancy projects and they are unable to get address space
> from ARIN.  What are the viable options here?  I have read about secondary
> markets, transfers, auction sites, leasing, etc.  Can NANOG point me in the
> right direction as to the most effective way to get v4 space right now in
> the US?  And before we get into the whole IPv6 discussion, yes, yes, we are
> discussing this with customers as well.  That being said, they still need
> the IPv4 space in the near-term.

Do they have IP address space from an upstream already?  Then they can 
ask that upstream for permission to multi-home that IP space, and set up 
BGP appropriately.  I did this at a Web hosting company a few years 
back, and it worked just fine.  (Eventually my company got its own 
address space from ARIN and renumbered.)

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