Can you provide any reason to maintain territorial exclusivity of assignments in this way?
What benefit to the internet or its users is accomplished?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: address-policy-wg-bounces@ripe... [mailto:address-policy-wg-
> bounces@ripe...] On Behalf Of Tore Anderson
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:32 AM
> To: Lu Heng
> Cc: Sander Steffann; address-policy-wg@ripe... > Subject: Re: [address-policy-wg] Any-cast or uni-cast solutions
> * Lu Heng
> > Almost every hosting company here in EU has customer from outside of
> > region, they rent server from EU company for whatever reasons(for
> > making their EU website for example), but they are outside of region.
> > If "end customer from outside of region can not assign IP addresses",
> > then all EU hosting company can not sell any hosting package to a
> > person in US for example, but that is not the case.
> They can, if the hosted service is in the RIPE service region.
> For example: You (assuming you're located in China) can come to me and
> purchase a virtual machine hosted in my data center located in Norway.
> It will be numbered using RIPE region address space. No problems. I
> could also announce this address space to peers on a Chinese internet
> exchange and backhaul the traffic to Norway myself, if I wanted to.
> Still no problems there.
> However, if I build a data center in China I cannot use RIPE region
> address space to number it. (Even if the customers hosted in that were
> all incorporated in the RIPE region.) If this had been permitted, I
> doubt there would still be available IPv4 address space in the RIPE
> region at this point, as organisations in the APNIC region in need of
> IPv4 address space could just have set up LIRs in the RIPE region and
> allocate away.
> Tore Anderson
> Redpill Linpro AS - http://www.redpill-linpro.com