Allocation of IP Addresses

Jim Fleming JimFleming at
Thu Mar 14 05:20:35 UTC 1996

How much attention is paid to how blocks are being used...???

Why doesn't the Internic require that Class A delegates, use those
addresses rather than addresses from other parts of the spectrum...???

For example, why are name servers allowed in 192 and shown below...???
It would be easy for the Internic to have a policy that does not allow the following...


$ whois
AT&T Bell Laboratories (NET-ATT)
   6200 East Broad Street
   Columbus, OH 43213

   Netname: ATT

      Martin, Lisa  (LM283)  Lisa.Nowak.Martin at ATT.COM

   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:


   Record last updated on 30-Jan-96.

The InterNIC Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet Information
(Networks, ASN's, Domains, and POC's).
Please use the whois server at for MILNET Information. 


Should companies be given recognition for "Internet Ecology" efforts...???

Hewlett-Packard Company (NET-HP-INTERNET)
   3000 Hanover Street
   Palo Alto, CA 94304

   Netname: HP-INTERNET

      Milligan, Michael  (MM53)  milli at HP.COM
      +1 408 746 5399

   Domain System inverse mapping provided by:


   Record last updated on 16-Aug-95.         


Jim Fleming
Naperville, IL

From: 	David R. Conrad[SMTP:davidc at]
Sent: 	Wednesday, March 13, 1996 8:49 PM
To: 	Michael Dillon
Cc: 	'com-priv list'; 'NANOG List'; 'NIC Registry list'; davidc at
Subject: 	Re: Allocation of IP Addresses 

>> Bullshit.  The InterNIC is very much aware of global routing issues.
>Then why have they not yet come up with a workable policy like the one 
>RIPE uses to release /16 blocks incrementally to new ISP's?

All 3 registries have essentially the same policy with respect to the
growth of new blocks.  However, given InterNIC's load, the end effect
may be different (remember, InterNIC receives approximately 50 new ISP
requests per week -- how much space should they reserve for new ISPs?).

>> What business issues are you talking about?
>Basically, the market demand is INCREDIBLY HIGH and businesses want to 
>build up infrastructure to meet this demand but the Internic IP address 
>allocation procedures are too confusing and take too long.

Your proposal is?  If you say charging for address space, please
explain what would stop deep pocket companies from buying up all the
address space?


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