Purchased IPv4 Woes

Pete Baldwin pete at tccmail.ca
Sun Mar 12 00:45:50 UTC 2017

The previous owner was XELAS Software in Marina Del Ray, California.  I 
still see it listed on some geoIP databases, but those have been cleaned 
for the most part.

I'm not sure if someone had it before them and they just got rid of it 
because of these issues, so I don't want to point fingers at XELAS by 
any means.


Pete Baldwin
Tuckersmith Communications
(P) 519-565-2400
(C) 519-441-7383

On 03/11/2017 01:01 AM, Laurent Dumont wrote:
> Out of curiosity, who were the previous owner(s), it seems that ARIN 
> only shows the current owner with any history? If it was a 
> Chinese/Russian block, you might be out of luck.
> On 03/10/2017 12:00 PM, Pete Baldwin 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.

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