RE: Allocation of IP Addresses

From: David R. Conrad[]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 1996 6:50 PM

Bullshit. The InterNIC is very much aware of global routing issues.

Then why have they not yet come up with a workable policy like the one
RIPE uses to release /16 blocks incrementally to new ISP's?

All 3 registries have essentially the same policy with respect to the
growth of new blocks. However, given InterNIC's load, the end effect
may be different (remember, InterNIC receives approximately 50 new ISP
requests per week -- how much space should they reserve for new ISPs?).

What business issues are you talking about?

Basically, the market demand is INCREDIBLY HIGH and businesses want to
build up infrastructure to meet this demand but the Internic IP address
allocation procedures are too confusing and take too long.

Your proposal is? If you say charging for address space, please
explain what would stop deep pocket companies from buying up all the
address space?

The answer is to have published, objective criteria, consistently applied,
with a defined appeal process and accountability. It's hard to play by the
rules if you don't know what they are, and one has only to look at the /14
allocation to @Home to realize that the "slow start" rules do not apply to
everyone equally.