wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network
bensons at queuefull.net
Sun Sep 18 14:36:58 CDT 2011
On Sep 18, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
>> IPv4 trading is already taking place, what are you (as operators)
>> planning to do when asked to route prefixes that have been
>> bought/sold? Will you accept alternative (whois) registry sources?
> why the heck should i have to? the iana and the frelling rirs' one
> principal task is to register. if they do not register transfers then
> what are we all smoking?
I don't disagree...
> and, as far as i know, they are registering
> transfers from sale of ip assets.
Apparently true for some. But I'm told of others that have bought legacy IPv4 prefixes with no intention of updating whois at this time - no desire to enter into a relationship with ARIN and be subjected to existing "policy", for instance. I can't speak for their rationale beyond this. But I do believe that several of them will try to get their prefix routed, at some point.
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