NAIPR Message

"leasing" the addresses

On Thursday, February 27, 1997 4:41 PM, Stan Barber[SMTP:sob at] wrote:
@ > Why not just say you are "leasing" the addresses and
@ > skip the mumbo jumbo....?
@ Jim,
@ "Leasing" would imply that ARIN owns the addresses for which it is
@ providing registration services. As you have stated in other mail,
@ ARIN (like RIPE and APNIC) is there to help insure that addresses used
@ on the Internet are unique. A registrar is a steward of the resource
@ being managed, not the owner of the resource. This is an important
@ distiction.

I can be the leasing agent for an apartment building that I do not own.
An insurance company or bank may own it.

It is important to make sure the end user understands the relationship.

BTW -  Who does own the addresses ?

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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