[SpamCop-List] Re: Comcast, etc.
nobody at nowhere.invalid
Wed Feb 1 21:34:59 EST 2006
On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 10:58:29 -0800, Michael Wise coughed into spamcop
and left this in <usenet-67E049.10582901022006 at news.cesmail.net>:
> Why? The last I looked, both countries are still located in the Pacific
RIPE stands for "Réseaux IP Européens" (European IP networks) and yet
that RIR managed Africa's IP space for ages. Africa is not in Europe as
far as I remember. RIPE still manages IP space in the Middle-East to
this day, yet the Middle-East isn't in Europe.
IP space in sub-saharan Africa used to be handled by ARIN (American
Registry of Internet Numbers), yet Zimbabwe for example wasn't in
America last time I looked.
My point is that the world changes and that nothing prevents an RIR's
effective reach including more than or not including parts of what its
name would suggest. Therefore, there's nothing to stop APNIC dropping
the "Pacific" part, and AU and NZ setting up their own RIR, OceaNIC for
example. How's that for a good name? :)
APNIC has been permanently tainted because of .in, .id, .cn, .hk, .tw,
.my and .kr.
Why is it that when you transport something by car it's
called shipment, but when you transport it by ship it's
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