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Re: Addressing versus Routing (Was: Deploying IPv6 in a datacenter)
- From: Andrew Dul
- Date: Thu Dec 22 12:10:36 2005
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com
> Subject: Re: Addressing versus Routing (Was: Deploying IPv6 in a datacenter)
> Sent: 22 Dec '05 03:55
> The RIRs have not made any decisions yet about offering
> geotop addresses, but 7/8 of the IPv6 address space has
> been reserved for different types of allocation schemes.
> I believe that geotop addresses or something similar,
> will eventually be offered by ARIN and the other RIRs.
> In order to get to that point, small and mid-sized companies
> need to make their voices heard.
This is not solely a RIR decision, creating a geotopo address space would likely require the IETF to instruct the IANA to make this address space available to the registries. Likely this would also require the IETF to publish an RFC that would state in general how the address space should be allocated. Maybe in this new world of ICANN, the RIRs could create a global policy, through the NRO, that ICANN would ratify to instruct the IANA to make the address space available. In any case, this is not an activity that only will require the work of the RIRs.