[At-Large] Depository (was Re: Privacy and domain abuse vs the IP constituency)
karl at cavebear.com
Mon May 9 20:49:34 UTC 2011
On 05/09/2011 12:51 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>>> There's a reason each county only has one deed registry, you know.
>> Well, as an analogy the "one deed" one falls flat - most land in the US
>> is subject to easements, building code exemptions, and deeds of trust or
>> mortgages - it is somewhat of an art to dig through the records at a
>> county clerks office to figure out the full bag of rights towards a
>> chunk of real property.
> Indeed. There's a reason each county only has one deed registry, you
Right - which argues that there should be exactly one worldwide registry
of IP address titles, not five, not fifty.
There is no reason why the tasks of allocation of new IP address blocks,
the brokerage of used blocks, and the keeping of the big book of block
ownership need to be locked together.
It is easy to conceive of things like the RIRs doing allocations and
sending reports of their grants to the singular recorder of titles.
Same for the brokers.
It would be entirely consistent with ICANN's role to establish that kind
of IP address title registry.
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