NAIPR Message

Funding - what about the second year?

Actually, the proposal says that ARIN funding is for cost recovery - not
just for the first year.  Most of the costs for operating ARIN will be
ongoing.  For instance, rental space, equipment, connectivity, staffing
will be leased/ongoing so startup costs are not expected to be the
major cost.

However, if operational costs are met along with an adequate surplus and
the expectation is that there will be extra money than I expect the
BoT will review the registration fees and consider lowering them.


>     Okay, since I haven't heard anything from the list in quite some time,
> I'll hopefully get things going again by asking a little question that's been
> on my mind:
>     The proposal says that the rates for service are set such that NAIPR will
> break even the first year.
>     Now, notwithstanding the fact that I'd /love/ to start a business that
> is guaranteed to break even the first year :-), the question that's been
> on my mind is this: what about the second year?
>     I've been told about the huge startup costs, and I can see that.  But
> then, if the funding for the first year will cover that (it has to, because
> NAIPR is supposed to break even that year, remember?), what about the second
> year when there aren't startup expenses?
>     Is it just me, or will NAIPR not have quite a bit of cash left over with
> nowhere to spend it and nothing in the proposal about what to do with it?
> -- 
> Tim Russell      System Admin, Probe Technology      email: russell at
>   "You need what's technically known as a quick gross hack.  Fortunately,
>    since this is unix, 'quick gross hack' is our middle name." -- John Levine