The simplest solution to this is to allow each registry to set
its policies as far as whose allocations is will accept. Those registries
that can solve these regional problems will get the most business.
I'm sure that if, for example, an explosion shut APNIC down, RIPE
and InterNIC would start allocating to those who normally deal with APNIC
until APNIC could resume operations.
Regional registries are a management convenience, not a network
convenience. One registry per backbone would be a network convenience. <G>
On Wed, 26 Feb 1997 Valdis.Kletnieks at VT.EDU wrote:
> As a (probably not unreasonable case) what happens to a company that
> has its main corporate offices in Boston, but maintains a POP in
> Detroit and NYC, but does most of its packet interchange at MAE-East
> in Maryland? Which state(s) do they ask for allocations, and what
> happens if they ask in Maryland, and need more allocation due to
> growth in their Detroit operation? The Maryland registry will
> probably be upset at having "their" allocation hijacked, much as RIPE
> propably would be unhappy at giving out address space for a US company
> to use in the US....