IPv4 address exchange

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Tue Apr 19 20:15:36 UTC 2011

On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:56 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> On Apr 19, 2011, at 10:19 AM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:
>> Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how a bunch of different
>> entities providing fragmented "post-allocation services" is of any
>> benefit.
> Some folks find competition in service providers beneficial.

I agree that competition can be quite useful and the result doesn't necessarily 
have to be be fragmented; it's quite possible to provide transparent referrals 
to make the services appear as a consistent whole.  This requires understanding
where the competition is being introduced; is it a single registry and multiple
registrars, or multiple registries and synchronization, or some other model? Is
there an architecture for this future model, or perhaps even a starting set of 
goals to work towards agreement on?   David - can you share more about what you
believe is being proposed?


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