[arin-ppml] ARIN on NPR - Public Confusion, Perception & Reputation ?

Jim Fleming ipv6nog at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 13:22:34 EDT 2010


ARIN on NPR - Public Confusion, Perception & Reputation ?

1. "ARIN" was on NPR...
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ipv6/current/msg12092.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10


2. ARIN is 4-letters

3. ARIN.NET is widely known

4. The ICANN CEO has declared .NET to be a "worthless TLD".

5. Someone secretly purchased ARIN.COM for an un-disclosed sum prior to a
major lawsuit.

6. ARIN claims to be non-profit and the public assumes that would be
ARIN.ORG

7. DNS Reputation Systems are starting to be disclosed by ARIN
Executives/Leaders/Management?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100728_taking_back_the_dns/#6860

8. IN-ADDR.ARPA Zones are part of the DNS and will allow "Reputations" for
sections of IP Address Space
[Will companies have a choice to not be with the .XXX zones?]

9. IANA Scheme Names are now on investor's radar screens...they are FREE as
in $$$ ?
http://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes.html
http://
mail://
news://
xxx://
and all 4-Letter Strings ?
ARIN://
zoom://ZOOM

10. Twitter appears to be willing to give 4-Letter .COM owners their names,
without a battle

11. The 4-Letter .COM owners have FREE IPv6 Address Space (ARIN.COM also)

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Where is ARIN headed ? to the .NET only core ? to .ORG ? to .COM ? to just
the Brand "ARIN" ?
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