NAIPR Message

Invisible Hands, was Re: Multihoming sites and ARIN

On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:

> @ The IAHC is a prime example of non-governmental industry self-regulation.
> @ So is RIPE and APNIC and ARIN. This is the best way to do things and I
> @ think you will discover that there is actually a lot of support for this
> @ approach in most Western governments including that of the USA.

> "non-govermental" for you appears to be zero government.

Precisely! There is no need for any government involvement whatsoever
in the management of the Internet infrastructure.

> "Industry self-regulation" being done by people who are
> funded by the government, and who actively exclude the
> industry members is worse than direct interaction between
> the industry and the government.

I don't understand why you are writing this. In the context of this
mailing list the only people funded by the government are the research and
education community and since they are big users of IP address space
I don't see any good reason to block them from involvement in ARIN.

In fact, the massive success and the fast growth of the Internet is due
in large measure to the fact that the research community, the network
operators and the equipment manufacturers all work closely together
to greatly reduce the time it takes for research to become reality.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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