Non-profit IP Registry

Hello,

Recently, there has been discussion concerning the need to keep IP issues
separate from domain issues. The stability of the Internet in part relies
on the careful management of the Internet Protocol addresses.

The point has also been made that the management of the IP space should
be put in the hands of those that depend on it - the users. Whether
those users are ISPs, corporate entities, universities, etc., they
should all play a role.

To this end, Network Solutions, Inc. plans to create and initially fund
a non-profit 501(c)6 organization to be known as The American Registry
for Internet Numbers (ARIN) to manage the IP address space for the
territories it currently administers, similar to the APNIC and RIPE
regional IP registries. This organization will be a non-profit
spin-off of the current InterNIC IP group.

Network Solutions, Inc. will initially fund ARIN until fees are imposed
and will offer continued financing until such time as it is a stable,
self-sufficient entity capable of funding itself through its membership
dues, registration and maintenance fees.

Details on the proposed organizational structure and 1997 funding
model are located at http://rs.internic.net/arin.

Questions regarding the proposal will be answered on the ARIN mailing
list. To subscribe, send mail to:

  listserv@internic.net

  with "subscribe naipr" in the body along with your first and
         last name.

Regards,

Kim Hubbard
InterNIC Registry

To this end, Network Solutions, Inc. plans to create and initially fund
a non-profit 501(c)6 organization to be known as The American Registry
for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Might be nice if you change the name slightly to The Americas Registry
for Internet Numbers so you don't seem so much like damn yankees.

Network Solutions, Inc. will initially fund ARIN until fees are imposed
and will offer continued financing until such time as it is a stable,
self-sufficient entity capable of funding itself through its membership
dues, registration and maintenance fees.

Why is Network Solutions funding this instead of NSF? Or are they just
passing through the money that NSF has already paid for this function?

Anyway, sounds like a step in the right direction.

Michael Dillon - Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049
http://www.memra.com - E-mail: michael@memra.com

Just a minor nit, but other folks of North and South America are just as
American as folks who live in USA.

1) let's move this to NAIPR

and

2) let's talk about something that matters.

-dorian

As a customer I have no problem paying for /16s so long as you'll give
me as many as I wish to buy.

As a customer I have no problem paying for /16s so long as you'll give
me as many as I wish to buy.

I would also append to that a guarantee of the block(s) routability on the
Internet and if multiple blocks, that they be contiguous which could
be stipulated by amount of growth over a period of time.... etc.

Am I dreaming here or what?

BTW where exactly is that other mail list?

--
Eliot Lear
[lear@sgi.com]

T..S

Here's what Kim posted earlier:
        listserv@internic.net

        with "subscribe naipr" in the body along with your first and
         last name.

Has anyone else successfully subscribed to it?

Paul R.D. Lantinga
Systems Administrator
Verifone ICD
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