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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Nov 14 10:18:35 EST 2012

On Nov 13, 2012, at 19:48 , John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On Nov 13, 2012, at 8:31 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Fee schedule the consultation is about doesn't say legacy holders
>> are not included -- so it's not a fee schedule question.
> Agreed.
> To be clear, the proposed fee schedule has legacy address holders (who 
> have opted to enter an LRSA with ARIN) paying the same fees as end-users.  
> Some earlier versions of the LRSA cap any increase in fees to $25/year, 
> and for those cases the fees billed will increase by $25 each year until 
> fee billed matches an end-user with the same quantity of number resources.

Right... As proposed, those of us that agreed to get with the program will be
unfairly penalized vs. those who have chosen to continue to opt out of the
ARIN process.

> ARIN has consistently provided basic registry services for all resource 
> holders in the region, including legacy address block holders without 
> charge, and the proposed revision to the fee schedule would not not alter
> this practice.

Exactly... If you continued to ignore ARIN, you continue to get a free ride, but
if you opted in based, in part, on the theory that your ARIN fees would not
be unreasonably or rapidly increased, now you get shafted (if the current
proposal is implemented).


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