[arin-ppml] ARIN and the ITU

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Fri Jul 2 05:36:40 EDT 2010


On 6/30/10 8:45 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> I have to agree mostly with Milton here, also I'll point out that
> recently ARIN joined the ITU and as the ITU is an agency of the
> United Nations, ARIN has in some ways lost it's independence
> from the government.
I don't know of a single process change that has occurred because ARIN
has joined the ITU as a sector member.  Moreover, by doing so, ARIN has
gained a voice within the Union.  So have three of the four other RIRs. 
It's important that ARIN and the other RIRs make use of that voice to
explain how the Internet works.  Absent that voice, a void has existed
that has been filled with misinformation.


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