4 or smaller digit ASNs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Oct 12 06:57:14 CST 2017


There are, for better or worse, ASN transfers under NRPM 8.3 in the ARIN region. (Personally, I find this silly, but the community came to consensus on the matter, so it is what it is).

As such, if you can find someone with a low number ASN who is willing to part with it for what you are willing to offer to acquire same, then you can transfer it.

Owen

> On Oct 11, 2017, at 10:47 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at beckman.org> wrote:
> 
> James,
> 
> As far as I know, you can't buy an existing ASN for any amount of money. You can buy the company that owns it, but that seems like boiling tea with a blowtorch.
> 
> I sincerely doubt there are unused low-number ASNs, but you could always ask ARIN.
> 
> I'm curious what your client's rationale is for wanting a low ASN. It can't be efficiency, since the numbers all take the same number of bits ultimately. If they just like small numbers, I'd advise them to forget it -- life is too short. If they have a real technical reason that nobody has foreseen (or at least I haven't foreseen), I'd love to hear it.
> 
> 
> -mel beckman
> 
>> On Oct 11, 2017, at 10:01 PM, James Breeden <James at arenalgroup.co> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello NANOG...
>> 
>> I have a client interested in picking up a new AS number but they really want it to be 3 or 4 digits in length.
>> 
>> Is there a process to request this from ARIN, or doss anyone know of unused ASns fitting this that anyone is looking to sell for some quick cash?
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> James
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



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