[arin-ppml] RIPE/ITU

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Fri Mar 5 20:46:39 EST 2010

Owen DeLong wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2010, at 10:52 PM, James Hess wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>>> accept a change. And IANA has been the authoritative source for
>>> numbers used on the Internet since it was brought into being for that
>>> purpose, well before there was a commercial Internet. Excepting
>>> accidents every ISP accedes to that. And practically speaking, there's
>> Yes, but why does every ISP accede to that?
>> Do they fear the government will come in and shut them down or
>> fine/jail them for not using only IP addresses they got re-assigned by
>> a RIR or LIR?
>> Or do they accede to it, because it is an accordance with community standards,
>> and the community would not  be willing to connect to their network,
>> if they failed to follow the accepted standards.......  and   won't
>> route those IPs for them anyways?  :)
> Obviously the latter, which, IMHO, is superior to the former.

The latter is what works for us!

I frankly think the ITU needs to stay out of this.  I would not
take kindly to any initiatives from the ITU to interfere with ICANN's 
operations in the existing RIR governance.  I likely would be 
null-routing any IP addressing that the ITU assigns out, at least for
a while.

While the ITU may be hell-bent on becoming an RIR they aren't
doing it to help the Internet, they are only interested in doing
it because they want to stick their noses into something they never
understood in the first place.


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