From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On
Behalf Of Sam Stickland
Sent: 19 January 2006 14:21
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: IP Addresses from a different region
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 geographic lookup.
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.