[ARIN-consult] [arin-announce] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Nov 9 16:50:28 EST 2012

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 4:47 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM, paul vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
>> ARIN has never structured its fees as a form of "sin tax" such that
>> people who do bad things (like not deploying IPv6) pay more. i'm not
>> saying we can't, i'm saying we havn't. if this consultation ends with a
>> clear consensus that we ought to do that, then we probably would. but i
>> would be surprised to see that result.
> Hi Paul,
> With due respect, I think it grossly overstates the case to suggest
> that an IPv6 fee waiver as a "sin tax" on non-adopters. It's the
> removal of one of the barriers to _prompt_ adoption. Nothing more,
> nothing less.

And can't we all agree that _prompt_ adoption would be far preferable
to the laggardly pace we've set so far?

IPv4 adoption finally hit explosive growth in 1995. Do you recall how
much an IPv4 registration cost?

Bill Herrin

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