ARIN recovers 735,000 fraudulently obtained IPv4 addresses

16 May 2019

The American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) has successfully defeated a multi year scheme to defraud the Internet community of 735,000 IPv4 addresses. ARIN is responsible for assigning IPv4 addresses in the US, Canada and parts of the Caribbean. In the first arbitration ever brought under an ARIN Registration Services Agreement, ARIN was able to prove an elaborate scheme of utilizing 11 shelf companies across the US, and falsified documents, to induce ARIN into issuing the fraudulently sought IPv4 resources and approving related transfers and reassignments of these addresses.

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