IP Ownership and Domain Names

Jim Fleming JimFleming at unety.net
Sun Mar 9 23:22:03 UTC 1997

On Sunday, March 09, 1997 9:56 PM, Steven M. Bellovin[SMTP:smb at research.att.com] wrote:
@ At 08:23 AM 3/10/97 +1000, Geoff Huston wrote:
@ >Of course this scenario breaks down quickly..
@ >
@ >Listed registrant A "sells" to B who "sells" to C who...
@ >
@ >Now the sucker who "buys" from C has the problem of tracing authenticity
@ >of the "title" C is selling. This is not easy, particularly if B is less
@ >than scrupulous and has "sold" title to a number of folk including
@ >C, or if C is unscrupulous and is "selling" without have concluded
@ >and transaction with B.
@ This can easily be solved in a number of ways.  For example, a public key
@ could be publicly associated with each address.  A transfer is accomplished
@ by signing a message to that effect.  Similarly -- and very importantly --
@ control over routing of that address is also governed by that
@ private/public key pair.  There's more to this protocol than I've
@ described, but it can be made to work.

You could also handle it just like "domain names"....

Does AT&T "own"....ATT.COM ?

Does AT&T "own"....


How about...
	12.IP4.INT ?
	135.IP4.INT ?

are those registered....?

FL	AT&T ITS (NET-ATT-135-0-0-0-B)

Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

JimFleming at unety.net
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)

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