I'm quite annoyed. Part of 44.0.0.0/8 was sold to Amazon yesterday. That was a legacy allocation and should have stayed pristine, not hacked off for some commercial venture.

@nivex I'm a bit conflicted. on one hand, as a ham myself having a whole /8 is nice, but address space is getting vitally low and large allocations like that are part of the problem. I'm totally sympathetic to the plotline of david vs. goliath here, but there is an important social need for the entire address space to be efficiently used

maybe the addresses should have been used for the public good rather than handed over to one company, and that a sufficiently large fraction of 44.0.0.0/8 be reserves in perpetuity for amateur radio operations, such that it will never be exhausted locally to the use case. also, do us hams have an equivalent ipv6 block? given the address space it shouldn't be a problem to giv4 us a few trillion addresses
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@DJWalnut I asked IETF about a block some years ago. They told me to contact my RIR.

The Internet seems to be more concerned with commerce than anything else now :(

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@nivex I mean, I still don't get why the ARRL or someone can't just buy up a /96 and call it the new Ham block (256 times larger too
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