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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Nov 14 14:42:48 EST 2012

On Nov 14, 2012, at 11:27 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On Nov 14, 2012, at 12:44 PM, Jeremy Anthony Kinsey <jer at mia.net>
> wrote:
>> "Fees I think should be more directly related to resources consumed."
> Be very carefully what you wish for...
> The vast majority of organizations (end-user or ISP) making use of ARIN 
> services do not need to contact the registration services helpdesk nor 
> the financial team in any given year, they don't attend the twice annual
> meetings, and they may not even participate in the number resource policy
> development process.
> They simply wish to make use of their number resources, to be shown as
> the listed resource holder in the registry, and to have reverse DNS work.
> As it turns out, the actual effort related to providing those services is 
> _not_ proportional to the number of IP addresses, but rather to the address 
> block entry itself.  (Folks should be very thankful for such, since if there 
> ever were any costs actual proportional to number of addresses, no one 
> would ever be able to afford to be issued an IPv6 address block... :-)

Permit me to rephrase Mr. Kinsey's suggestion…

Perhaps they should be proportional to the fraction of total address pool


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