[arin-ppml] LACNIC proposal to create a global internet registry

william manning chinese.apricot at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 11:16:36 EDT 2018


20 years ago, we had a global registry.  At the time, the idea of having
locally tuned support (TZ, language, etc.) was considered a higher priority
than the coherency of a single GIR.  But then at the time, the IANA
actually had a much more active role in administering policy for what
passed as the GIR.  In the case of IPv4 and ASNs, I think a GIR would be a
very good idea.  I think the RIRs still have a valuable role to play in
IPv6.

/Wm

On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 1:00 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:

> >> The LACNIC community is discussing a global policy proposal to create a
> Global Internet Registry (GIR).
> >> https://politicas.lacnic.net/politicas/detail/id/LAC-2018-1;jsessionid=
> 419E05AAC9F2F52E5D27DDCCF4D6B727?language=en
>
> I very much support it.
>
> The mess that inter-regional transfers and RIRs “competing” for customers
> in a race-to-the-bottom have created is something of an own-goal.  This is
> a good first step toward correcting it.
>
> A separate, “frozen” registry for legacy resources would be another good
> step.
>
> Neither of these are new ideas, but to the best of my knowledge this is
> the first time either has made it as far as an actual policy proposal that
> can be considered and approved.
>
> I’m all for it.
>
>                                 -Bill
>
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