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ARIN Comments

On Thursday, February 27, 1997 9:03 AM, Mr. Dana Hudes[SMTP:dhudes at] wrote:
@ The idea of having 50 registries to deal with for one country is
@ a nightmare for smooth operations as an ISP IMHO. I want my staff
@ to obtain addresses from one source per continent or at most 
@ large country. For example, a registry for US and one for Canada
@ is ok but Mexico, Guatamala, and Nicarauga and PAnama each with a
@ registry? Can you wait for the registry in the Bahamas? Good grief.
@ OTOH, one for all of the People's Republic of China may be insufficient.
@ If we fragment registries we fragment the address space.
@ Domains being symbolic names are far easier. As long as we have 
@ authorized TLDs under root name servers we can have as many domain
@ registries as there are TLDs -- and then subdomains under that.
@ Truly the market can decide where to register a domain name.
@ Authorized is required to prevent pirating domain names and disruption
@ of service.
@ Dana Hudes
@ Senior Network Engineer
@ Graphnet

As an ISP, I imagine that you would end up gravitating to one
of the 50 registries that I have proposed. You might make that
selection based on price, service, your location, your friends,
their inventory of IP addresses, etc.

With regard to..."If we fragment registries we fragment the address space".
Could you explain this in more detail ? It appears that you are mixing
registry issues and routing issues. That is easy to do because ISPs
have been trained to, "go to your upstream provider". This makes ISPs
think their upstream provider is their registry. Most ISPs do not have
a relationship with a registry, they just think they do.

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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