[lug] The naming authority

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Dec 30 22:45:06 MST 2000

North American ISP's get IP ranges from ARIN now.


The chances of an individual or small organization getting their own IP
addresses anymore are pretty low unless they can justify the need for
portable address space, which is also pretty difficult.  

ARIN will deny most such requests with a request to get non-portable
IP's from your ISP.

Bring on IPv6!!!  :)

On Sat, Dec 30, 2000 at 07:52:20PM -0700, John Starkey wrote:
> I'm coding a Networking class and there's a statement saying "... an
> organization can request a class of network addresses from the InterNIC
> (also known as Network Solutions), the current Internet naming
> authority,..."
> Wasn't that monopoly busted up a couple years ago? There has to be a
> central unit keeping track and as far as I know it is ICANN, but isn't
> this an incorrect statement? We discussed this back in Sept. but I'm
> wondering if things have changed.
> Thanks,
> John
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Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com>

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