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RE: IP Addresses from a different region
From: "Neil J. McRae" <neil () DOMINO ORG>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 15:05:27 -0000

get the chickens out now dood! 

-----Original Message-----
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.

Any suggestions?


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