[At-Large] Depository (was Re: Privacy and domain abuse vs the IP constituency)
dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue May 10 02:24:21 UTC 2011
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:
>> 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.
not exactly "titles", but what you seek is here:
> 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.
There is no reason IMHO to have "brokerage" at all.
I think the reason to have allocation and assignment (not ownership,
pls!) info together is for simplicity. John (downthread) is
complaining about having five Dbs to search.
BTW the -a flag will search all mirrored Dbs (not just the RIRs)
whois -a -h whois.rirname.net 188.8.131.52
> 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.
Would this not be the IANA?
"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there." Jon Postel
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