Internic address allocation policy
joe at net99.net
Sun Mar 19 17:13:48 UTC 1995
The request for a business plan was unreal. One of our customers was
ready to demand the business plan for the last large provider who
requested numbers. Has NET-99 been frustrated with the process ? Yes.
Have we screwed up our SWIP's at times ? Yes. Has the Nic lost requests
we sent in for domain names etc ? Yes. Is the Nic busy ? We all know that
answer. More routes, more numbers more eveything is going to cost us in
the end. When it comes to these numbers its time more of us had a say in
controlling our own future.
I support an increase in funding for the Nic. I have told them this many
times. I also support the recall of unused or under-used numbers. By
default I feel we the provider are in the position of telling our future
customers why we are going to limit the amount of ip numbers we issue.
Yes, I know SWIP them and they get more. Try telling that to a company
who has just signed up and paid big dollars to do a nationwide 56k frame
deal. Try listening to a customer saying he or she can get more numbers
from another provider.
Bottom line: Lets try to fix this in a common sense fashion and a
reasonable time. It is possible.
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