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.