Another day, another illicit SQUAT - WebNX (AS18450)

Doug Clements dclements at
Fri Oct 28 22:10:19 UTC 2016

How does one get ARIN to register resources to come up with this result?;q=

The /16 is APNIC but there are 2 subnets that appear to be allocated from
ARIN. Having just typed 'whois' I completely missed the fact
that the supernet was APNIC until I checked the web interface.


On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at>

> I just got a spam from  The containing /24 appears to
> be unallocated APNIC space.
> RIPE tools seem to say that AS18450 has been routing this block since
> around May 23rd.
> I see this kind of stuff almost every day now, it seems.  And you know,
> there are days when I really do start to wonder "Has the Internet gone
> mad?"
> I'm going to call these turkeys right now and just ask them, point
> blank, what the bleep they think they're doing, routing unallocated
> APNIC space.  But if history is any guide, this is probably going to
> turn out to be another one of these "absentee landlord" kinds of ASes,
> where all they have is an answering machine.
> I have to either laugh or cry when I see people posting here about the
> non-functionality of [email protected] email addresses, and then see other people
> saying "Well, this is why all ASes also have phone numbers."
> I wish I had a dollar for every AS I had ever tried to contact where
> -neither- the [email protected] address -nor- the phone number got me to any
> actual human being.
> Regards,
> rfg

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