my friend got a vps from an organization and he got an ip which is listed in for suspicious behavior :

This was the msg found in honey pot:
The Project Honey Pot system has detected behavior from the IP address consistent with that of a mail server, dictionary attacker and comment spammer. Below we've reported some other data associated with this IP.
the other info that confused me is :

* This IP has not seen any suspicious activity within the last 3 months. This IP is most likely clean and trustworthy now. (This record will remain public for historical purposes, however.)
so wat should I suggest my friend ?? To get a new ip to be safe or to continue with it, I doubt may might have banned this ip as it was un-safe, so is my suggestion of asking him to get a new ip a correct decision ?