Government agency renting or selling IP space

William Herrin bill at
Thu Mar 16 23:31:01 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:
> I have a government agency client with a number of /24s that they acquired back in the
> 1990s when they operated as an ISP for other agencies. They are interested in renting
> or selling these addresses. Are there any existing ARIN or other legal restrictions
> against government organizations doing this?

Hi Mel,

The agency may follow the same "specified transfer" process as
everyone else to sell the addresses. See ARIN NRPM section 8.5.

There's probably a legal mess around a government entity renting IP
addresses. If the entity is registered as an end user (instead of as
an ISP) then such rentals might also be considered fraudulent.

Bill Herrin

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