Government agency renting or selling IP space

Mel Beckman mel at
Fri Mar 17 03:13:16 UTC 2017

This agency already is an ISP - they started out as an ISP for other government agencies. But I'll verify their ARIN records to be sure ARIN sees it that way, since they launched as an ISP back in the 1990s.


> On Mar 16, 2017, at 5:44 PM, William Herrin <bill at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 8:39 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:
>> Is there a technically a restriction preventing swiping of this IP space when it's being rented? How is that different from an ISP swiping  its customers that are renting bandwidth?
> Hi Mel,
> You'd have to ask ARIN to be sure, but I beleive they only accept
> SWIPs for ISP registrants. Nothing stops the agency from
> re-registering as an ISP (ARIN will accept you as an ISP if you want
> to be) but it means new signing new documents (which may be a problem
> with your legal dept) and possibly paying more money each year.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
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