Government agency renting or selling IP space

William Herrin bill at
Fri Mar 17 04:00:46 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:13 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:

> Their space is legacy, and they don't pay ARIN. They declined the offer to
> pay ARIN some time ago :)

Ah, well good news and bad news.

The good news is that they can do whatever they want with their space
except make ARIN recognize a transfer. They are under no contractual or
legal obligations to ARIN whatsoever.

To transfer the block, the buyer will have to jump through all of ARIN's
hoops after which your agency can sign an LRSA for the block to be sold
just long enough to sell and transfer it (ending the LRSA contract).

The bad news is that unless they become an ARIN ISP, pay up and sign
contracts agreeing to obey ARIN's ISP rules, the whois information for any
rented address blocks will continue to lead right back to them. That will
make renting to private organizations challenging.

Bill Herrin

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