[ARIN-consult] Fee restructuring

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Oct 25 17:39:53 EDT 2012

On Oct 25, 2012, at 4:35 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>

> Additionally, end-users faced with this fee structure are faced with an incentive to do very bad things to the ARIN free pool. Consider, for example, an organization with multiple disparate small blocks. Perhaps these are 129 /24 blocks which would result in annual fees of $12,900. This user would be faced with a situation where it is in their extreme best interest to return those 129 blocks to ARIN and request a /16 which is fully supported under current amnesty policy, resulting in new fees of $100/year, even though 127 /24s of that new /16 will go unused vs. $12,900 for their current situation.

Owen - 
  This is only an option due to current Amnesty policy; it is not
  created by the Revised Fee Proposal.  

  If such amnesty returns and reissue of address space is no longer 
  desired, then that policy should should be retired.


John Curran
President and CEO

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