[ARIN-consult] Fee restructuring

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Fri Oct 26 10:52:31 EDT 2012

On 10/26/12 09:18 , Andrew Dul - andrew.dul wrote:
> On 2012-10-25 14:35, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> This fee restructuring places a number of incentives in the exactly
>> wrong direction.
>> 1. In many cases (especially end users), their fees are doubled if
>> they adopt IPv6. At the very least, end users should not be made to
>> pay additional annual fees as a penalty for adopting IPv6. If
>> anything, I would suggest that ARIN consider a structure like this:
> In general, I support the new fee schedule.  There is one area which I
> believe needs consideration.  For the smallest end-user (1 IPv4, 1 ASN,
> 1 IPv6) their registration fees are  going to triple from $100 to $300.
> I don't believe this is the message that ARIN wants to send to the world
> at large and these smallest organizations.  I don't know the number of
> orgs that are subject to this fee increase but my guess is that this is
> a significant number of end-user orgs.
> My suggestion for end-users would be the first 3 records per org-id are
> $100, then $100 for additional records.

I would suggest a slight modification to this suggestion; one record of 
each type (ASN, IPv4, IPv6) be included per end-user ord-id and then 
$100 for each additional record.  Its still 3 records, but not 3 records 
of any type, one of each type that a typical organization would need. 
If some organizations need additional resources of particular types they 
pay more, but a typical organization gets what it needs for a flat fee.

Particularly, in the case of IPv6; This means that IPv6 is a one time 
fee only for any end-user organization that already has either an ASN, 
IPv4, or both resources, no change to the annual fee for most 
organizations to receive IPv6.

Furthermore, this would set the precedence that if there were additional 
new resource types created in the future, that are generally needed by 
most organization, they should be included with the base end-user Org-id 
annual fee.

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