CLEW Message

curiosity

Hello David,

> I'm kinda confused as to how the RIR's coordinate
> ownership of IP networks falling into the 128/8
> through the 192/8 networks, and others designated as
> being the responsibility of "various registries."

Networks from these /8s are registered to organizations
spread out across the globe.  The majority of these
registrations currently reside the ARIN database.  There
may be instances where the registration is listed in
two Regional Internet Registry (RIR) databases, however.
In these cases the registration information should be
the same.  When it is found this is not the case, the
RIRs work together to correct any discrepancies.

The case pointed out in your message is now being
discussed among the RIRs.

For historical reasons there are many early registrations in
the ARIN database associated with organizations who geographically
fall under the responsibility of another RIR.  The three RIRs
are currently working together on a project to move these early
registrations to the appropriate RIR database.  It is
expected this project will be completed during 2001.

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)




> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-clew at arin.net [mailto:owner-clew at arin.net]On 
> Behalf Of David
> Boardman
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 4:20 PM
> To: clew at arin.net
> Subject: curiosity
> 
> 
> Hi all - I'm joining this group to try and educate
> myself about a couple confusions I have about the IPv4
> address allocations in existence today.
> 
> I'm kinda confused as to how the RIR's coordinate
> ownership of IP networks falling into the 128/8
> through the 192/8 networks, and others designated as
> being the responsibility of "various registries."
> 
> The most informational document I have only states
> that "various registries" are in charge.  However, if
> I query the whois databases available at ARIN, RIPE,
> and APNIC they all give me, seemingly, different
> records for certain allocations.  One example is
> 208.141.102.0.  Who is, ultimately, in charge of this
> allocation??  And, is this information available in
> some document somewhere?  Any links/FAQ's/documents
> someone could point me toward would be great!
> 
> Thanks,
> Dave
> 
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