[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks
On 2/14/2011 4:06 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> I have no ill will toward legacy holders and I completely understand
> that the actual cost of providing free services is negligible. My
> concern is more principle in nature. If someone is operating IP
> resources in the ARIN region they should be compelled to pay the same
> fees that we all must pay and follow the rules that we all must
> follow. This proposal would begin to achieve that result.
There's really two classes of legacy holders...
The first is entities that have legacy addresses but also have had
significant address requirements since the formation of ARIN. Most of
them are probably paying as much as they would be if their legacy space
was counted towards their total holdings.
The second is entities that have legacy addresses and have had no
additional requirements for hands-on services from ARIN since the
formation of ARIN. Until this proposal there has been no suggestion that
these entities should be charged (unless they wish to enter into an
LRSA) and no statement from ARIN that the cost of providing the limited
services (rdns, whois) justifies trying to change things.
Does the existence of the second class really get under your skin so
much that all the other negatives of the proposed policy are justified?