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What does it mean when a "whois" report says that an IP Address is owned by CloudFlare and the "net type" is "direct assignment"? example follows:

NetRange: 104.16.0.0 - 104.31.255.255
CIDR: 104.16.0.0/12
NetName: CLOUDFLARENET
NetHandle: NET-104-16-0-0-1
Parent: NET104 (NET-104-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
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To quote Introduction to ARIN's Database:

Direct Assignment : IP address space assigned directly from ARIN to an organization for its own exclusive use.

So this IP space cannot be used to do sub allocations to downstream customers, that's what Direct Allocation is for.

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