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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: Yakov Rekhter
  • Date: Wed Jan 31 14:50:45 1996


> Paying can be done in many way, from the "consortium" which you suggest to
> some fees to a service company that operates the ACID.  In fact, the major
> roadblock here is the intrisic monopoly -- at first sight, there can only
> be one ACID for a given aggregate.  This may trigger all sorts of
> regulatory questions.

It had been pointed out several times before that hierarchical routing
has an *inherently* monopolistic aspect - it ties an organization
whose addresses have to be aggregated with the organization that
aggregates these addresses (aggregator).