IP Address Policy

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses allocated to customers of Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Rogers) are the property of ARIN (American Registry of Internet Numbers) and its successors (ARIN) and are allocated by Rogers pursuant to rules and guidelines promulgated by ARIN (as established under the authority of the Internet Assigned Number Authority) and the policies of Rogers, for no longer than the duration of the customers service agreement with Rogers (IP Addresses). Rogers customer (Customer) acknowledges that the IP Addresses made available to it are the property of ARIN, and as such the Customer acknowledges it has no rights of ownership of the IP Addresses.

IP Addresses allocated by Rogers are available to any Enterprise Internet Customer of Rogers who is eligible for an IP address allocation from Rogers. Any Customer who is eligible for its own assignment of IP addresses from ARIN is responsible for making its own application for such assignment and may not be eligible for an IP address allocation from Rogers. Any Customer who has been allocated IP Addresses by Rogers and who subsequently becomes eligible for its own assignment of IP addresses from ARIN may be required by ARIN to make an application to ARIN for assignment of its own IP addresses.

Any Customer making use of IP Addresses allocated to it by Rogers and who subsequently receives its own assignment of IP addresses of an equivalent or larger allotment from ARIN or in any other manner, may be required by ARIN to release some or all of the IP Addresses allocated to it by Rogers and renumber from its subsequently acquired IP addresses according to the following schedule:

  1. return a minimum of 1/3rd (33%) of its IP Addresses to RBS within 3 months of receiving its assignment of IP addresses from ARIN;
  2. return 2/3rd (66%) of the remaining IP Addresses to RBS within 6 months of receiving its assignment of IP addresses from ARIN; and
  3. return 100% of all IP Addresses to Rogers within 9 months of receiving its assignment of IP addresses from ARIN.

Where the Customers assignment from ARIN is less than its Rogers IP Address allotment, the Customer may be required by ARIN to release and renumber as set out above, but only up to the number of IP Addresses received from ARIN.

Notwithstanding the above, in the event the Customer is in breach of any agreement with Rogers and the Customers service has been suspended, any IP Addresses allocated to it by Rogers will be invalidated in conjunction with such suspension until such breach has been remedied to the satisfaction of Rogers and the Customers service has been restored.

Rogers cannot guarantee that identical IP Addresses will be reallocated to the Customer in such circumstances.

In the event the Customer and Rogers agree to a temporary allocation of IP Addresses, such IP Addresses will be invalidated by Rogers upon the agreed termination date and without any further notification to the Customer. It is the Customers sole responsibility to prepare for such invalidation. No extensions or continuances will be made.

Customers will be required to maintain accurate and up-to-date IN-ADDR (reverse DNS) records detailing the usage of their IP Addresses. Rogers reserves the right to invalidate any allocation of IP Addresses once it determines there are no IN-ADDR records for such IP Addresses.

Customers who reallocate IP Addresses to their own downstream clients remain responsible for the terms and conditions set out herein, including but not limited to ensuring that such downstream clients maintain accurate IN-ADDR records and that Rogers be able to access such records at its reasonable convenience.

In addition to the above, IP Addresses are allocated by RBS on the basis of the Customer's immediate utilization rates and as per www.arin.net rules for IP utilization. RBS reserves the right to invalidate the allocation of IP Addresses which are not utilized by the Customer within the first three (3) months of such allocation. RBS also reserves the right to reduce the IP Addresses allocated to a Customer if such allocation is underutilized or ineffectively used by the Customer or the Customer's use is not in compliance with www.arin.net rules.

All allocations of IP Addresses are subject to audit and verification by any reasonable means deemed appropriate by Rogers. If any allocation of IP Addresses is found to have been based on false information, Rogers may invalidate the allocation.

An agreement of service between the Customer and Rogers does not ensure allocation of any specific allotment of IP Addresses by Rogers to the Customer.

Where an existing Rogers Customer purchases the shares or assets of another entity, or otherwise merges or creates a joint relationship with such other entity, it will be in Rogers sole discretion, with regard to utilization, need and the other factors discussed in this Policy, whether to invalidate any IP Addresses and how many such IP Addresses are to be invalidated.