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RE: IP Addresses from a different region

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Thu Jan 19 10:06:46 2006

get the chickens out now dood! 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On 
> Behalf Of Sam Stickland
> Sent: 19 January 2006 14:21
> To:
> Subject: IP Addresses from a different region
> Hi,
> 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?
> Sam

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