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    ARIN now funds NANOG and of course IANA
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 08 2004, @04:31AM (#13531)
    > P.S. Of course its also notable that it says "Version: PGP 8.0 - not
    > licensed for commercial use".

    Why is that notable?

    > I kind of wonder if use by IANA or ICANN is considered commercial or
    > not... But I guess if organization is dedicated to being
    > non-commercial that might be OK, but is ICANN really like that?

    ICANN is organized as a not for profit corporation.

    As for the question of the size of the allocation, it's not appropriate
    for IANA to comment on how RIPE plans to use the block, but I will say
    that they justified their request appropriately. The allocation was done
    in /23 chunks because that's what the current allocation model is. The
    RIRs, IANA, and the IAB are currently in discussion about what a more
    rational IPv6 allocation policy should look like, given that we're
    moving out of the "experimental" phase of deployment.

    Last but not least, the question of why we allocate IPv4 in /8 chunks is
    answered by the new global IPv4 allocation policy, agreed to by IANA and
    passed in the policy forum stage by all 4 RIRs. You can find a copy at
    http://www.ripe.net/ripe/draft-documents/iana-rir- allocation-policies.html.
    It will move out of "draft" status once it's fully ratified by the ICANN
    ASO, but IANA has agreed to use the policy now as a sign of good faith
    in our dealings with the RIRs.

    Hope this helps,

    Doug

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    Doug Barton
    General Manager, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
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