[address-policy-wg] Re: Can the RIRs bypass the IETF and do their own thing?
Gert Doering gert at space.net
Mon May 14 23:31:11 CEST 2007
Hi, On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 04:08:19PM +0200, Shane Kerr wrote: > If the RIRs decide to allocate numbers from dead:beef::/32 based on > lunar tides, then the IETF and IANA and ICANN can complain about it > all day long, but it's not their decision to make. Of course they can > participate in the policy making process like everyone else. :) Well, technically you are correct - but given the way "The Internet" works, it works better if there is agreement on where the numbers come from, and how they are distributed in a way that makes them unique. So the RIRs *do* try to cooperate with ICANN/IANA and the IETF :-) And please let's *not* use the RIPE APWG mailinglist for a fundamental debate on whether the RIR model is all broken, the IETF is too slow to be useful, or whatever gripes you have - we need to focus the discussions somewhat, otherwise too many people will just stop working with us. [If you really feel that the RIPE model is all broken, by all means say so -- but please open a new mail thread for it, instead of shanghaiing a specific policy proposal discussion] Gert Doering -- APWG chair -- Total number of prefixes smaller than registry allocations: 113403 SpaceNet AG Vorstand: Sebastian v. Bomhard Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 14 Aufsichtsratsvors.: A. Grundner-Culemann D-80807 Muenchen HRB: 136055 (AG Muenchen) Tel: +49 (89) 32356-444 USt-IdNr.: DE813185279