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[ih] Some Questions over IPv4 Ownership

No, and the next thing you want to look at is the language between 
Quest and ARIN or whereever they got their addresses.  They are given 
a piece of address space to manage.  Theoretically, it could be 
revoked at any time.  Of course, there would be severe disruption to 
everyone if that were done.

To continue my previous rural analogy. it might be US States that 
followed the NorthWest Ordinance, where the section grid creates an 
addressing scheme for the whole state, but counties are given 
sub-authority to assign addresses in the unincorporated areas of 
their counties.

The thing is in this case we don't think about taking our address 
with us or assigning to another plant we own 500 miles away!

At 10:04 -0400 2010/10/14, Ernesto Rubi wrote:
>I understand, it's just that when 'own' is used; it implies the same
>bundle of rights that you'd have as a real or intellectual property
>So, routing policy aside, Qwest can't 'own' in the same fee-simple
>absolute way you 'own' your real property.
>For example, there are severe limitations as to what Qwest can and cannot
>do with regards to alienation of the 'address' property it purpotedly
>  If anyone "owns" the addresses,
>>  it is the entity assigning them to facilitate
>>  routing in its domain.
>Ernesto Rubi
>Network Engineer
>Email:  ernesto at cs.fiu.edu