NAIPR Message

50 States of ARIN

 David Schwartz <davids at WIZNET.NET> writes:
 * On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, John LeRoy Crain wrote:
 * 
 * > Your idea suggests giving a fifth of IPv4 address space to the USA.
 * 
 * 	Actually, that's incorrect. His idea suggests giving a fifth of
 * IPv4 to REGISTRIES in the USA to allocate to whomever their policies
 * state.  Since the majority of the unallocated useful IPv4 space is in
 * IANA's hands right now (212/8-223/8 and 64/8-126/8, I believe), and IANA
 * is in the USA, what is he proposing to change? 

O.K. terminology was maybe incorrect.

Which state do organisations in Havana or Vancouver go to?

At the moment the registration of IPv4 is in a simple structure, roughly;


				IANA 
		  	  	|
	InterNIC		APNIC		RIPE

	For the western		Eastern		Europe and surrounding
	hemisphere				areas

				
Underneath this there are some local structures. Also there are some 
other organisations, apparantly, that issue IPv4.


What would allocating a fifth of the address space to registries in
the USA accomplish. Why a registry in each state? What not also a
registry for each major Canadian region, each Russian province, each
country in Europe and each island in the bahamas? Then we get the 
Asian Pacific region, I don't think there are enough /8's of IPv4
for this system and limiting it to the USA is of course not
reasonable. If we were to say a /18 or maybe even a /16 to each state
then maybe, maybe, it would be workable. Of course each state would 
need to be able to supply a forum for registration which could be trusted 
by the Local IP's.


Kind regards,

John Crain