LET'S JUST GO AROUND
KH>> Which brings us back to the whole purpose/benefit of this proposal.
KH>> Why should they be forced to pay for something they don't have to
KH>> pay for today, only to have no/limited perceived benefit ?
KH>You don't have to. If you do not require the services of an IP
KH>registry and feel that receiving globally unique IP addresses has no
KH>perceived value than you do not need to use ARIN's services.
KH>However, the IP registry function is no longer US government
KH>subsidized so someone must fund it. Who better than those that use
I don't disagree that globalbly registering address space is good thing.
Paul is the one who said there would be little benefit, I was only
confirming what he said. As for subsidizing the service, I would tend
to agree a usage "tax" is the way to go but we must remember there are a
lot of "non-profit" organizations who make up this list of users and
skew the payign user base vs. the using user base. It would be like
making the truckers pay for all of the road taxes but everyone else gets
to drive for free.
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