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Re: small vent
- From: Daniel Karrenberg
- Date: Mon Jun 29 11:23:58 1998
> "David R. Conrad" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> APNIC has a policy that _all_ "permanent" reassignments made by ISPs must
> be recorded in the APNIC database before address space is considered used.
> This policy is recursive; it includes address space assigned to customers
> of ISP customers of ISPs (etc), even to the point of individual /32s
> assigned in the case of static dialups or virtual hosting.
> I believe RIPE-NCC has a similar policy (although their hierarchy is much
> shallower that the AP region's for reasons I've never been to clear on).
For the record: The RIPE NCC does have the same policy. Looking at the
relative depths of the registration hierarchy and possible explanations
is an interesting idea.
I also fully agree that a single whois interface to all address space
registrations is very desirable. The RIPE NCC and ARIN provide that
using the -a flag on their servers. This is easy for us because we
happen to use almost identical database schemata. The InterNIC and now
ARIN face the problem of a different schema. Exchange between the
databases has been on the agenda for at least 5 years. If it was easy
it would have been done now. If you want the priority raised, talk to
*your* regional registry.