NAIPR Message

Canadian Comments

Subject:      IP addresses are no longer free. You must pay a US company to get one.
From:         richard at (Richard Sexton)
Date:         1997/02/05
Message-Id:   <5d97dq$6gc at>
Organization: Gryphon Gang North
Followup-To:  can.infohighway
Newsgroups:   can.infohighway,can.general,ont.general,tor.general

IP addresses in Canada used to be allocated out of the University of Toronto.

About a year or so ago, this reverted to the InterNIC when U of T dropped
funding for this program.

To date, IP addresses are free. This will end shortly.

The InterNIC is going to spin off a subsidiary that will handle
IP allocations for the US and Caanda. The bottom line here is
Canadians will be paying an american company for IP addresses.

The figure that has been tossed about is $2500 per Class C.

If you want this to happen, do nothing.

If you want to have some input into this process, you'd better hurry up
and state your feelings. 

There is a mailing list set up to discuss this impending change: the
address is pagan at

Richard Sexton
richard at alter.nic            We are all the Alter.NIC
richard at     



You might want to check out
There is a mailing list as you can see above.

Also, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
is interested in input. You probably have those
addresses from the Top Level Domain discussions
which are really about the same topics.

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

JimFleming at
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)