[arin-ppml] Heard and McDonald

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Fri Oct 10 16:51:11 EDT 2008

    > The Heard and McDonald Islands are in the ARIN service region, as
    > defined at http://www.arin.net/community/ARINcountries.html.
    > Information on these islands can be found at
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_Island_and_McDonald_Islands or
    > if you don't trust Wikipeida,
    > https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hm.html.
    > Near as I can tell, APNIC allocates IP's for everywhere around this
    > set of islands, and the islands are territories of APNIC, which is
    > a country APNIC serves and is located in.  It seems to me that
    > should these islands ever need IP's (which is unlikely) that APNIC
    > is much better positioned to provide the resources.

American Samoa made that choice at one point, and decided to approach 
APNIC for space, rather than ARIN, because Samoa uses APNIC, and they had 
more regional ties.


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