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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers



On Feb 5, 2011, at 5:57 AM, bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com wrote:
>> For the ARIN region, it would be nice to know how you'd like ARIN perform
>> in the presence of such activity ("leasing" IP addresses by ISP not providing
>> connectivity).  It's possible that such is perfectly reasonable and to simply
>> be ignored, it's also possible that such should be considered a fraudulent 
>> transfer and the resources reclaimed.  At the end of the day, the policy is
>> set by this community, and clarity over ambiguity is very helpful.
>> ...
> 
>    the practice predates ARIN by many years...  FWIW...

Good to know; it makes its omission from RFC2050 even more significant and 
highlights the need for clear policy in this area.  Ultimately, the question
is simply how the operator community wishes to have this treated, and there
should be alignment between that consensus and the number resource policy. 

/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN