Acquiring unused IP range. Some questions

TJ Trout tj at
Sat Dec 3 01:39:01 UTC 2016

Arin about a week. Just need a LOA for the block I think.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 2:43 PM, William McLendon <wimclend at> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> we are about to acquire a block of IP’s from another organization that has
> unused space, and being fairly new to these procedures, I was hoping for
> some guidance.
> We have already been pre-approved by ARIN for the block size we are
> acquiring, and finalizing the deal with the current owner of the address
> space.  First question is, once they initiate the transfer request to
> transfer the IP range to us, how long does that typically take for ARIN to
> complete?
> Secondly, our relationship with the IP block owner is a very good one,
> such that I think they would be ok with us advertising this block before we
> technically own it.  My question is, what do they and we need to do to
> accomplish that in the proper way, so that the internet at large would
> accept the advertisement from a different ASN, and not view as some sort of
> hijacking, etc.  I am guessing they may need to update some RADB or
> something like that, but i’ll be honest my knowledge of how those things
> work and their complete function is pretty slim.
> This would be a short term thing as we expect the purchase process to
> complete pretty quickly, but it would be advantageous to us to be able to
> advertise the space immediately.  We just want to make sure we start off on
> the right foot.
> Thanks,
> Will

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