[ARIN-consult] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Fri Oct 26 03:06:24 EDT 2012

On Oct 25, 2012, at 7:25 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> Increasing the cost to deploy IPv6 seems counterproductive. Real bad policy.

I totally agree.

> On the other hand, if I want the organization to write a check to ARIN
> for $20, I have to justify a purchase order.

Unfortunately, this is where you lost me. This isn't africa, nor some of the poorer parts of asia. In no part of ARIN's region except perhaps some of the caribbean islands is $100 a lot of money to a business. No business I am aware of will cut a purchase order for $20 or $100 or even $300. It's not worth their time to spend doing that much paperwork. At that amount level you put it on a credit card and expense it and they don't bother even asking what you spent it on.

Seriously, if I tried to get a PO# for an amount that small they would laugh at me. And I work for a company that pinches pennies.

Yes, there are places in the world that $100 USD is a lot of money and would require justification. I don't believe that any of them exist in ARIN's region.

Jo Rhett
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