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

David Conrad david.conrad at nominum.com
Mon Oct 7 23:37:24 EDT 2002

On 10/7/02 5:08 PM, "Jason Hunt" <leth at primus.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, David Conrad 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.
> Then what is IANA for? :)

The IANA is an "activity" of ICANN.  To be perfectly honest (and speaking
only for myself), I'm still not sure what that means.  As far as I can tell,
what Jon, Joyce, et al, did is now considered a function of ICANN and is
performed by (I believe) a subset of ICANN's staff (yes, it sounds like
handwaving to me as well).


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