[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation: Future Direction for the ARIN Fee Schedule

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Oct 12 14:01:37 EDT 2014

On Oct 12, 2014, at 1:41 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>>  The entire Internet community in the region benefits from having
>>  registry services and there are likely a very large number of
>>  fair and equitable approaches to distribution of costs.
> Yeah? How much money is the FBI or DEA chipping in for their
> consumption of registry services? What about the network security
> vendors running address reputation filters? What portion of ARIN's
> revenues do they supply?

Those making use of the registry are generally not paying anything;
ARIN's total costs are recovered from those who have number resources 
in the registry.

> I have to disagree with you John. IPv4 protocol addresses are a
> linchpin resource for folks using the Internet and they're edging ever
> closer to unavailable. The notion that the cost of any operation
> touching on that resource could be fairly structured by some mechanism
> not closely aligned with consumption of the resource itself is simply
> unimaginable to me. It ought to be unimaginable to you.

You've made it clear that you believe that cost-recovery based solely
on IPv4 address holdings is the only fair structure.  The point of a
consultation is to get input from the community, so I take no position
other than to be open to any proposal that folks wish to make.


John Curran
President and CEO

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