4 or smaller digit ASNs

Steve Jones thatoneguysteve at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 05:55:35 CST 2017


as i understand it, you cant do bgp at all under 5

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:47 AM, 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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