[ARIN-consult] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Thu Oct 25 17:10:12 EDT 2012

For every situation that I've been involved with over the last few years, both ISPs and end users, this change would appear to reduce the fees paid. Is this the desired effect?

Note: not a single one of the companies I worked with considered the ARIN registration fees onerous or balked about them. I am not certain that a fee reduction is necessary. I'd rather see ARIN spend the budget on improving the services.

On Oct 25, 2012, at 1:17 PM, ARIN wrote:
> We are consulting with the community regarding changes to the ARIN Fee
> Schedule that are scheduled for implementation in January of 2013. The
> changes to the fee schedule including an alignment of the IPv4 and IPv6
> fee schedules for ISPs into single set of registration services plans
> based on total resources held, introduction of with per address block and
> per ASN maintenance fees for end-users, and addition of very low cost
> category (e.g. XX-Small) for the smallest organizations.
> Please view the proposed fee schedule at:
> https://www.arin.net/fees/proposed_fee_schedule.html
> In addition, a presentation was given on this proposed fee schedule today,
> and the slides are available at:
> PDF:
> https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_XXX/PDF/thursday/cur
> ran_fee_schedule.pdf
> https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_XXX/PPT/thursday/cur
> ran_fee_schedule.pptx
> Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net.
> Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 26 November 2012 (30
> days). ARIN seeks feedback through community input, so your comments are
> important. If you have any questions, please contact us at info at arin.net.
> Regards,
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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Jo Rhett
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