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And so it ends...


On Feb 3, 2011, at 8:53 PM, Robert Bonomi wrote:
>> As far as I am aware, the USG contract is with ICANN, not ARIN (see  
>> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/iana/ianacontract_081406.pdf, 
>> section C.
> Correct.  _They_ can can delegate "as they see fit", with no requirement
> to provide competing alternatives.  ARIN, the delegatee, is not the 
> 'monopolist' -- the party controlling the situation -- they are just a
> delagatee of the party who has the monopoly position.

An interesting perspective.  Thanks!