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    ASNs Now Mapped to .NET Names [$5 not $500]
    by Anonymous on Friday April 22 2005, @07:22AM (#14960)
    ASNs Now Mapped to .NET Names [$5 not $500]

    ASNs have been expanded to be 17 bits (core and non-core).

    One can obtain a unique ASN from a qualified .NET Registrar for $5 per year. The RIRs may
    continue to try to claim their monopoly at
    $500 per year. Unlike IP address blocks, ASNs
    do not take a slot in some fictitious
    routing-table that RIRs love to claim needs
    their monopoly management. ASNs also have no
    aggregation attribute. Each ASN stands alone
    and is not part of a larger block.

    The 17-bit unique ASN value is mapped to a
    unique .NET name, via an alphabet only available
    from qualified .NET name brokers and the
    Nothing-But-.NET Registrars. The under-$100
    WIFI routers have the interface built in to
    make it easy for consumers to obtain their
    unique ASN for their home .LAN.

    The 17-bits are divided into a 12-bit component
    which is encoded with 4 octal digits. There is
    also a single-letter encoded as 5-bits. The
    single letter is also used with the single-letter .NET names. The resulting 5-letter .NET names
    still fall in the Premium .NET name category
    and are part of the .NET name map which is
    available to all of the WIFI .LAN routers.
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    ASNs Now Mapped to .NET Names [$5 not $500] by Anonymous
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