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Re: Policy Statement on Address Space Allocations

  • From: George Herbert
  • Date: Wed Jan 31 15:23:26 1996

>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).

Having an open consortium / association managing large aggregated
spaces therefore is somewhat beneficial, in that it isn't competing
with its members at any level.