NAIPR Message

Why split IP allocations from the Internic?

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Jim Fleming wrote:

> In closing, can you or anyone explain in GREAT detail
> why everyone seems to have decided that the IP address
> allocations be split from the InterNIC, especially when their
> is only one+ year left on the Cooperative Agreement ?

Quite simply, when the coop agreement ends, the Internic no longer 
has to supply IP allocation services. Therefore, some arrangements
have to be made in advance of that point to avoid the chaos that
would result if an essential service were to disappear.

I can't see that any more detailled explanation is required than this.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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