IP Address Ownership

Quantic Dynamics or International Business Machines Corporation or its subsidiaries (IBM) own any IP addresses assigned to Client, which are to be used only with the Cloud Services. Use of the IP addresses terminates upon expiration or termination of a service, at which time the IP addresses will be reclaimed and may be re-issued to other customers in the future.

Client-Provided IP Addresses

Clients may provide their own Regional Internet Registry (RIR) issued IP addresses, subject to certain technical limitations and verification of ownership, by contacting the support and providing a Letter of Authority to specify Client-owned IP prefixes. If Quantic Dynamics approves a request those IP addresses will be announced via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) on the Client’s behalf and routed to identified Client servers. Client retains ownership of those IP addresses. At Client’s request, or upon cancellation of the services, Quantic Dynamics will cease to announce and route those IP addresses. While Quantic Dynamics will make reasonable efforts to ensure BGP prefixes are accepted by all upstream ISPs, we cannot guarantee global reachability for Client-owned IPs.

Review / Justification / Efficiency Guidelines

Because IPv4 addresses are a scarce resource, RIRs require ISPs to document that they are efficiently utilizing existing assigned addresses and are planning efficient utilization of any addresses being requested. RIR policies and RFC2050 promote conservation and deter wasteful use or stockpiling of IP space. Quantic Dynamics is required to abide by these policies when Quantic Dynamics requests additional IP addresses to allocate. Therefore, when requested by Quantic Dynamics, Client will provide information necessary to enable Quantic Dynamics to obtain RIR-issued IP addresses to support the Cloud Services.

All Client IP address requests are subjected to review by Quantic Dynamics to ensure efficient utilization and are not guaranteed to be approved. During the review, Client will be required to provide details about how each IP address will be utilized and technical justification as to why additional unique IP addresses are needed. Quantic Dynamics may take steps to validate such information, including network scanning and server configuration inspection.

An initial review may take up to 2 business days, and depending on size and complexity, may require additional time for completion. Accounts with open abuse tickets will have their IP requests held for processing until all abuse issues have been resolved.

Clients may continue to use assigned IP addresses as long as the usage information presented remains valid. Quantic Dynamics may request a review of Client IP utilization at any time and will reclaim resources no longer found to be efficiently utilized.

Privacy of IP Address Information

Quantic Dynamics is required to provide reassignment information for all IP addresses and does so via publishing publicly viewable ‘rwhois’ records. Details provided by Clients during the IP address request process may be shared privately with the RIRs when needed to demonstrate adherence to policies of efficient utilization.


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