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IP Addresses from a different region
From: Sam Stickland <sam_ml () spacething org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:20:48 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Long story short... I'm under some considerable pressure from management
to obtain a /24 of addresses from ARIN. We are a UK based ISP that are, of
course, members of RIPE. Is this possible? If I approach one of ARIN's
LIRs can they obtain ARIN PI space for our client, and are their any
volunteers? Or, is it the case, that being outside of ARIN's geographic
reach that we can't approach them?
Short story long... This is for a client that currently has a USA based
operation, that wants to consolidate everything in one of our colo
centres. Their USA servers are involved in some of kind advertising system
that attempts to do geographic location based on the IP address prefix. I
am assured that traceroutes, SWIP data, and AS number play no part in this
The client insists that they must have addresses from a prefix that appear
to have been allocated by ARIN for this system to continue to work. The
language barrier between us has been scrupering attempts by me to get more
techincal information from them.
As usual management are interested in "solutions not problems" ;) and this
deal is worth quite a bit of money. I hate to be contributing to the ever
increasing PI swamp space, but unfortunately I don't pay my own wages.
- IP Addresses from a different region Sam Stickland (Jan 19)