NAIPR Message

What is a Registry ?

Based on private e-mail, it appears that people
view the registry business with different levels
of granularity.

To keep things simple...

We could define a registry as an organization with at
least a /8 space who makes further /19 allocations
to ISPs....

I can not imagine this registry allocating a /24
to anyone....

Given the narrow definition above, a registry
has 2,.048 /19 spaces to manage.

A registry could open up with these 2.048
units to lease, like a major apartment
complex. Their customers would be ISPs.

Having to manage 2,048 units is a job
but it is not an impossible job especially
once the ISP population they serve
becomes stable.

As I have said before, I think that the
registry should request a very simple
statement (affidavit) from the applicant's
two "up-stream" providers that those
providers are willing to route the /19.

No allocation...that
is a simple, objective measurement...
a clerk can handle the application...

P.S. I really want to hear why this will
fail. Please be specific.

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

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