7.2005 Competition in IPv6 Addressing: A Review of the Debate

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Author: Milton MuellerIGP releases a new paper discussing proposals for competing sources of IPv6 addresses. IP addressing is one of the most important – yet least understood – aspects of Internet governance. The new IGP paper reviews the debate on IP addressing and concludes that “there is room for significant policy variation in address space management. Introduction of a responsible, globalized competing IPv6 allocation authority below the top level would permit experimentation with different policies and governance systems. This might make addressing more responsive to the needs of users.”Suggested citation: Milton Mueller, “Competition in IPv6 Addressing: A Review of the Debate” (July 5, 2005). Internet Governance Project. Paper IGP05-005. Available at http://internetgovernance.org/pdf/igp-v6.pdf

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