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[ih] Some Questions over IPv4 Ownership



Bill,

this is a very interesting topic.

I would be very interested in reading documentation establishing
this chain.

greetings, el

On 2010-10-12 24:14 , Bill Woodcock wrote:
 >
 > On Oct 11, 2010, at 1:59 PM, Ernie Rubi wrote:
 >> 1.  Who 'owned' IP addresses ab initio?
 >
 > No one.  IP addresses are just addresses, they're not owned.  Their
 > interesting property is their unique assignment, not some intrinsic
 > value.
 >
 >> Were IP addresses 'property' of any one entity or person or agency?
 >
 > No.
 >
 >> What is the authority ICANN / IANA had to allocate these addresses if
 >> they are not 'theirs.'
 >
 > There was a chain of responsibility that was handed down from DARPA /
 > DODNIC / IANA / RIRs, by agreement between the USG and the Internet
 > stakeholder community.