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

Jeremy Anthony Kinsey jer at mia.net
Wed Nov 14 14:49:05 EST 2012

On Nov 14, 2012, at 1:42 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> 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
> consumed.
> Owen
I do not recall making such a suggestion. 

Note the QUOTES.... And the context.

There's obviously more than one reason I never feel compelled to enter a discussion here. 

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