395 Del Monte Center
Monterey, California 939S3
Ira Magaziner, Presidential Adviser
The White House-West Wing
Washington, DC 205002
February 5, 1998
Subject: Internet IP Address Monopoly
Dear Mr. Magaziner,
The purpose of this letter is to request a response to the question in Paragraph II below.
We believe that Internet IP Address registration as distinguished from Domain Name registration is being monopolized by a single non-profit corporation (ARIN). We further believe that IP Address registration should be modeled after your proposal for Internet Domain Name Registration ( ie a government established non-profit corporation to oversee competing entities registering Domain Names-Addresses).
The duty to register "IP Addresses" was developed with taxpayer funding and ARIN should not be entitled to a taxpayer funded monopoly.
Please answer the question: Should not Internet IP Address Registration be done by a government established non-profit corporation (which oversees competing entities which register Internet IP Addresses), such as in the model you have proposed for registration of Internet Domain Names?
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.