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IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

On Feb 18, 2011, at 5:54 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 17 feb 2011, at 18:57, John Curran wrote:
>> Actually, as I have noted before, the US DoD has contractually 
>> agreed to return to ARIN unneeded IPv4 address space if/when
>> such becomes available, so that it may be used by the Internet
>> community.
> How can they "return" stuff to ARIN that they got from IANA in the first place?
> ARIN seems to be getting the very long end of the legacy stick.


But last time I checked, the United States is in the ARIN region.  And ARIN did not exist when the US DoD got its space.  (In fact, I do believe the reason "IP space" exists is because the DoD paid someone to come up with the idea? :)

If the US DoD wants more space, it has to ask ARIN, right?  Are you suggesting it should deal with a different organization depending on which direction the IP addresses flow?

Supposed it was space ARIN assigned the DoD?