4 or smaller digit ASNs

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Thu Oct 12 17:39:41 CST 2017


On 12/10/2017 08:47, Mel Beckman 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 is called ASN-envy.

-Hank
AS378 :-)


>  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:
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>> 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.
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>> 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
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>> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone




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