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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
KH>those services?

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.

Jeff Binkley
ASA Network Computing

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