Routing registry was Re: Sprint BGP filters in 207.x.x.x?

OK. So WHY AREN"T people using the routing registry? If they did would
they be able to get around individual peering and transit agreements? Is
it a chicken and egg thing. IE what percentage of global routes does the
registry have? how does the registry as it stands now save people time,
trouble or money?

  for answers to some of these questions, I would point you
  at the following URL:

  The IRR has little to do with peering & transit, other
  than to reflect agreements.

  Other questions will have to be answered by people in
  the community. Many people do register in the IRR.
  Those that don't, won't for a variety of reasons. For some,
  there is an unwillingness to trust a thirdparty operator
  coupled with no desire to run a portion of the registry in-house.
  When these two conditions are found in a large-scale provider,
  the concept and implementation of the Internet RR are
  frustrated to the extent that the non-participating provider
  becomes increasingly unreachable/understandable. They
  are relegated to peridoc public postings to mailing lists
  for definitions of their routing policies.

  I expect that the example set by other large-scale providers
  would be an incentive. Running a section of the IRR inhouse
  shows a spirit of cooperation and a desire to share in the
  global internet. Refusal to do so appears, at least to me,
  to be an arrogant, egotistical view about any specific providers
  importance to a working global internet.