Purchased IPv4 Woes

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 21:13:25 UTC 2017

Which broker did you use fot the transaction?

 Did you get a discount for knowingly accepting a dirty block or is this a

Are folks asking for warranties on acquired addresses these days?





On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:11 Pete Baldwin <pete at tccmail.ca> wrote:

> Hi All,
>      Hopefully this is not taken in bad taste.   Our organization
> purchased some IP space last year ( to be specific), and
> it appears that this block must have been used for less-than-admirable
> purposes in the past.
> We have been trying to clean up the reputation where possible, and we do
> not appear to be on any blacklists, but we do appear to be blocked from
> a lot of networks across the US/Canada.    I am noticing a lot of name
> servers blocking our requests, many web servers, gaming servers, mail etc.
> This is a transition block for us to move towards v6 everywhere, but we
> have many systems that will need to rely on this block of space for some
> time to come.
> We are a small rural co-op ISP in Ontario, and I am just writing this
> email as an extra plea so that if you happen to run a network that has
> this entire range on your naughty list, we would appreciate you giving
> it another chance.  I can be contacted on or off list, thanks.
> --
> -----
> Pete Baldwin
> Tuckersmith Communications
> (P) 519-565-2400
> (C) 519-441-7383

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