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Open Petition for ARIN-prop-266: BGP Hijacking is an ARIN Policy Violation (fwd)

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 4:37 PM Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org> wrote:

> Anecdotally, ARIN has, in the past, gotten involved in this sort of thing.
> Many years ago, during an acquisition that went sour at the last minute,
> the renegging seller went to ARIN complaining that we were hijacking his
> IP space.  ARIN contacted our upstreams and pressured them to pressure us
> to stop advertising the IP space.  Perhaps there's no official policy, and
> perhaps they wouldn't do this today without one?

I would argue that action without an explicit official policy that outlines
the circumstances under which what action is taken is just asking for
awkward situations to arise.

- Matt
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