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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Tue Aug 29 21:13:00 2000

>From the ARIN site:

"The name-based system of virtual webhosting used by many ISPs today
allows multiple domains to be hosted by a single IP address. While some
organizations use IP-based webhosting to, in part, justify their requests
for IP space, ARIN will no longer accept IP-based hosting as justification
for an allocation unless an exception is warranted. The ARIN Instructions
for Using Name-based Virtual Webhosting may be a helpful tool in setting
up, converting to, and using name-based hosting."

Name-based virtual hosting does not work in many, MANY cases.  Beyond
this, if you have multiple customers on a single IP address and one of
them is an idiot and spamvertizes their website, several providers have a
policy of nullrouting the /32.  Now, not only does it kill a single site
but, potentially hundreds!

John Fraizer
EnterZone, Inc