>> ISPs who exchange routing information with other ISPs at multiple
>> locations and operate without default routing may request space
>> directly from the regional registry in its geographical area.
> it has been fairly well measured that 70% of ASs have some form of
> default. so kiss a whole bunch of member LIRs goodbye and recover
> some precious IPv4 address space or fix that wording. i recommend
> the latter.
R Bush, O Maennel, M Roughan, S Uhlig, "Internet Optometry: Assessing
the Broken Glasses in Internet Reachability", ACM SIGCOMM Internet
Measurement Conference, November 2009.
"operate without default routing" is just not what's happening.