[arin-ppml] Legacy Space authority

Ray Plzak plzak at arin.net
Fri May 2 11:26:36 EDT 2008

Before the RIRs it was the Internet Registry (IR) which was known as the DDN NIC (until 1993) and then the InterNIC (1993-1997) that allocated/assigned IP address space to ISPs and end users. All of the organizations that operated a version of the Internet Registry were doing so under a US government contract. ICANN arrived on the scene after the Internet Registry was supplanted by the RIRs and is not in this chain of succession.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Brian Johnson
> Sent: Friday, May 02, 2008 11:00 AM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Legacy Space authority
> Before ARIN was allocating IP space, who was doing it. Was it ICANN? If
> so, can't ICANN delegate their authority to the RIRs to handle these
> allocations?
> - Brian
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