Those 6 more As

Jim Fleming JimFleming at
Thu Mar 14 03:20:42 UTC 1996

$ whois netblk-athome
   385 Ravendale Drive
   Mountain View, CA 94043

   Netname: ATHOME
   Netblock: -

      Mockapetris, Paul V.  (PM1)  pvm at HOME.NET
      415-944-7200 415-944-7221 (FAX) 415-944-8501

   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:


   Record last updated on 24-Jan-96.

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From: 	Sanjay Dani[SMTP:sanjay at]
Sent: 	Wednesday, March 13, 1996 10:12 AM
To: 	tli at; bmanning at; nanog at
Cc: 	ejk at; cidrd at
Subject: 	Re: Those 6 more As

>58% whois
>@Home (NETBLK-ATHOME)           ATHOME          -
>Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) (RESERVED) (NET-RESERVED-24) RESERVED-24
>                                              -

On a related topic: I am guessing that this is the first allocation
given to @Home by the InterNIC. I wonder how @home influenced
the NIC's "slow start" procedure and acquired a /14 when the first
allocation for every other ISP is /22 through /19.

What works for a company that does not (yet) have a single customer ?
Marketing hype, an ambitious business plan, impressive VC lineup,
media hype or the presense of a highly respected routing expert ?
I would like to know how we can "buy" addresses.

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