Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

bmanning at ISI.EDU bmanning at ISI.EDU
Fri Feb 2 19:55:34 UTC 1996

> In message <199602021407.AA25614 at zephyr.isi.edu>, Bill Manning writes:
> > 
> > 	There were a couple of methods suggested here:
> > 
> > 		preemptive hijacking - 
> > 		voluntary return -
> > 		periodic fees -
> > 
> > 	Hijacking has a number of interesting problems
> Bill,
> There is no need to call it hijacking.
> If an organization registered an address they are responsible for
> keeping the contact name up to date.  

 	The kicker is, where are they keeping the data?
	InterNIC ?

	The problem is compounded with the InterNIC and the DDNnic
	keeping authoritative data over the same space.  Can you say
	"SRI connected/unconnected database problems"... sure you can.

> This should help with the 60% that can't be contacted.  Yes - I know
> this is work, so don't take this as a complaint that you are doing
> something you should be, just a suggestion for dealing with this
> problem.

	In fact, that is exactly why a robot mailer is not a cureall.
	The process followed is close to yoru description.  Hence a
	slower pace of progress than many would like.  This swamp is


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