[ppml] Why doesn't Canada have a Registry like ARIN ?

Jason Hunt leth at primus.ca
Fri Oct 4 11:30:08 EDT 2002

On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, Jim Fleming wrote:

> You can always just request a /8 directly from ICANN, there are plenty left.
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space
> Then, you can lease space to other people, just like ARIN does.

Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't ICANN oversee domains and IANA
oversees IP addresses?

Either way, I'm pretty sure you have to be a RIR in order to get assigned
a /8 directly from them.  Take a look at "Criteria for Establishment of
New Regional Internet Registries", http://www.iana.org/icp/icp-2.htm

> Why doesn't Canada have a Registry like ARIN ?

ARIN covers the "America's", which includes the United States, Canada,
etc.  This idea shouldn't be very difficult to comprehend :)

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