[arin-ppml] Set aside round deux

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Jul 30 09:15:34 EDT 2010

> Didn't one
> of the academics do a peer-reviewed study and a scan of the Internet
> last year with results suggesting (among other things) that about
> 2/3rds of the allocated address space is not employed on the public
> Internet?

ARIN does not allocate IP addresses for the public Internet.

ARIN's role is to allocate IP addresses to organizations that require them
in order to build and operate Internet Protocol networks. While many of these
private networks are interconnected to form the public Internet, that is not
relevant to ARIN's mission. It has never been mandatory to make your IP
network part of the public Internet and there is no good reason to change

--Michael Dillon

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