Repeated Blacklisting / IP reputation

John Curran jcurran at
Sun Sep 13 11:43:49 UTC 2009

On Sep 11, 2009, at 6:52 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> I honestly don't think that it's up to them to create a set-aside  
> either,
> hence my comment about behind the scenes activities. I appreciate you
> detailing that, but I honestly don't think it matters since as you  
> mentioned
> you get accused of this all of the time. I would expect that ICANN  
> would not
> only follow the rules, but safeguard them as well.

The RIR CEO's told the IANA to use their best judgement in making the /8
assignments. This is exactly what happens with each assignment today  
in any
case, and would have been the same result without that feedback to  
IANA, i.e.,
what would normally have been a behind the scenes implementation issue  
has now
been publicly detailed, and I, for one, thank the IANA for their clear  
timely communications on this matter.

> Numbering policy usually goes to the members of each of the RIR  
> communities,
> just as the IANA to RIR policy did. The algorithm itself is great. The
> set-aside is the problem.

This is not formation of global Internet numbering policy, it's  
of the existing policy regarding IANA to RIR /8 block assignments.  
the global nature of the Internet means that we'll all deal with  
issues with these blocks once they're allocated. Any and all efforts  
that the
networking community can take now to get these blocks cleaned up now  
would be
most helpful.


John Curran
President and CEO

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