On May 23, 2012, at 11:34 PM, Shane Kerr wrote:
> On Thursday, 2012-05-24 07:32:02 +0900,
> Randy Bush <randy@psg....> wrote:
>>> The need and the route origination must be in the RIPE NCC service
>> ahem! the ncc has repeatedly said over many years that it has nothing
>> to do with routing.
> I don't think this is true.
Actually, all the RIRs have said this.
> I think a more accurate claim is that the RIPE NCC has always said that
> they don't guarantee that any resource you are issued can be routed.
All the RIRs have also said this.
> So, you may need to meet certain routing requirements to qualify for
Historically, this was _not_ the case. Long, long ago, there was a bit of a dust up between the IAB and (at least some) RIR folks that resulted in RFC 1814. However, that was long ago and policies might have changed.