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[ih] IP addresses are not phone numbers, was Some Questions over IPv4 Ownership

ISOC does not get into the middle of allocations and assignments -
that's officially the role of IETF and sometimes IAB, both of which
function under the auspices of but not the direction of ISOC.


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Dave CROCKER <dhc2 at dcrocker.net> wrote:
> On 10/18/2010 1:31 AM, Tony Li wrote:
>> Am I incorrect? ?The documents that I can find claim that routing and
>> addressing are both architecturally under the IETF. ?As that's not a legal
>> entity, the relevant parent is ISOC.
> Ah, ok. ?The 'isoc has authority over the ietf' model.
> I think you meant that the IETF is not incorporated. ?As I understand it,
> there are a number of unincorporated legal entities (with the most familiar
> being Doing Business As -- DBA.) ?I'm told that they do have legal standing.
> ?(One of the discussions on this topic included an attorney telling us all
> what the legal term was for an original, IETF-styled arrangement but I
> forget what it was.
> Of course, now that there is the IETF Trust, even the IETF has an
> incorporated component (albeit only designed for handling IPR.)
> ISOC's oversight is extremely constrained and pertains strictly to process
> -- although their approval of an IAB Nomcom slate does sometimes get rather
> more substantive.
> I believe administrative delegations come from IETF standards. ?I had not
> heard that ISOC got into the middle of such processes.
> d/
> --
> ?Dave Crocker
> ?Brandenburg InternetWorking
> ?bbiw.net