NAIPR Message

ISP/C supports ARIN

On Sunday, February 23, 1997 5:45 PM, Philip J. Nesser II[SMTP:pjnesser at MARTIGNY.AI.MIT.EDU] wrote:
@ Jim Fleming supposedly said:
@ > 
@ > 
@ > @@@@@ http://www.ispc.org/press/19970207.html
@ > 
@ > ISP/C APPLAUDS NETWORK SOLUTIONS' FUNDING OFFER FOR ARIN
@ > ...
@ > "In the past, IP registry operations in North and South America have
@ > been funded by the US government via the National Science Foundation (NSF)."
@ > 
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@ > 
@ > In the past...?
@ > 
@ > Did the NSF release NSI from their contract...?
@ > 
@ 
@ 
@ No, but part of the renegotiation to charge for domain names cut off NSF
@ > funding for IP address allocation.  


"renegotiation"....?...the letters appear rather one-sided...


@@@@ http://rs.internic.net/nsf/agreement/amendment3.html

"The Foundation is reviewing the fee-for-service concept outlined in
Network Solutions letters of June 19, 1995 and June 30, 1995,
as well as any modifications of the Cooperative Agreement which
may be required to implement the fee-for-service concept."

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@@@@ http://rs.internic.net/nsf/agreement/amendment4.html

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230

September 13, 1995

...

"1.NSI will provide Registration and information Services as outlined
in your approved Year 3 Program Plan."

...

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Selected parts of the agreements appear to be ignored. For example,
are ISPs able to obtain /16s in 5 days...?

@@@@@ http://rs.internic.net/nsf/agreement/agreement.html

...
"ARTICLE 4. TURNAROUND AND PERFORMANACE MEASURES 

A. The following describes the required turnaround and availability of Registration data: 

1. 3 working days/Class C
2. 5 working days/Class B
3. 22 working days/Class A

B. Turnaround is the time from receipt of a completed template,
and any information pertaining to network topology and usage of
previously assigned address space as may be specifically requested
in individual cases, to the assignment of a number. Availa bility is the
provision of the registration data to the INTERNIC Database and
Directory Services Awardee."

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It appears that with the NSF, all one has to do is write the plan
and then get someone to say we approve YOUR plan and then
YOU can change the plan because it is YOUR plan...

--
Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

e-mail:
JimFleming at unety.net
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)