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

David Conrad david.conrad at nominum.com
Mon Oct 7 00:28:23 EDT 2002


On 10/4/02 8:30 AM, "Jason Hunt" <leth at primus.ca> wrote:
> Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't ICANN oversee domains and IANA
> oversees IP addresses?

Nope.  ICANN, which took over from Jon Postel and Joyce Reynolds (and a
couple of other part-timers), is (in theory) responsible for pretty much
everything Internet related: names, addresses, and protocol parameters.

> Either way, I'm pretty sure you have to be a RIR in order to get assigned
> a /8 directly from them.

As far as I'm aware, yes.  I believe the last /8 assigned by the IANA
(before ICANN existed) to a non-registry was to SITA.

Speaking personally

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