A Distributed Autonomous Organization for Internet Address Management

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dc.contributor.author Angieri, Stefano
dc.contributor.author García Martínez, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Liu, Bingyang
dc.contributor.author Yan, Zhiwei
dc.contributor.author Wang, Chuang
dc.contributor.author Bagnulo Braun, Marcelo Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-11T10:32:47Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-11T10:32:47Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Angieri, S.,García Martínez, A., Liu, B., Yan, Z., Wang, C. y Bagnulo, M. (2020). A Distributed Autonomous Organization for Internet address management. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 67(4), pp. 1459 - 1475.
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9391
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31910
dc.description.abstract The current system to manage the global pool of IP addresses is centralized in five transnational organizations, known as regional internet registries (RIRs). Each of them manages the address pool for many countries. In this paper, we present InBlock, a distributed autonomous organization that provides the decentralized management of IP addresses. The InBlock also fulfills the same objectives as those fulfilled by the current IP address allocation organizations, i.e., uniqueness, fairness, conservation, aggregation, registration, and minimized overhead. The InBlock is implemented as a set of blockchain's smart contracts in Ethereum, and it implements all the functions needed for the management of a global pool of addresses without any human intervention. Any entity may request an allocation of addresses to the InBlock registry by performing a (crypto)currency transfer to the InBlock. The fee required, along with the annual renewal fee, serves as a mechanism to deter stockpiling and other wasteful practices. As with any novel technology, there are many open questions about the usage of blockchains to build an IP address registry. For this reason, we believe that practical experimentation is required in order to have hands-on experience, so we propose to conduct an experiment on the InBlock as a starting point to inform about the future directions in this space.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Huawei through the InBlock HIRP prize and by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the 5G-City project (TEC2016-76795-C6-3-R).
dc.format.extent 30
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2020 IEEE.
dc.subject.other Internet
dc.subject.other IP networks
dc.subject.other Network security
dc.subject.other Routing protocols
dc.title A Distributed Autonomous Organization for Internet Address Management
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2019.2924737
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2016-76795-C6-3-R
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1459
dc.identifier.publicationissue 4
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1475
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 67
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026358
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Network Technologies
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