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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Oct 13 00:23:40 EDT 2014

On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>   The difference between considering ARIN's governance mechanisms versus
>   whatever results from the IANA Stewardship Transition is that one in
>   plainly under the control of the ARIN Board of Trustees (as informed
>   by this community) whereas the other is quite indeterminate at this
>   time and will be shaped by inputs from a wider span of communities
>   who deal with other identifier spaces and wider geography.

John, if you'd like to talk about ARIN governance, I'll go there with
you. Let's discuss whether it's fair that each ISP has only one vote
per registered organization instead of a vote sized based on fees or
addresses held. Whether its fair that the consolidated behemoths have
multiple registered organizations from which to vote. Let's discuss
whether it's fair that end user organizations generally do not have a
voting say in the regional monopoly on IP addresses. Let's discuss
whether it's fair that service providers vote on behalf of all their
customers without any pretense at seeking their consent as they've
selected representatives who have historically barred most of those
same customers from holding addresses directly from ARIN at any price.

But before we dive down that rabbit hole, let me respectfully suggest
that the discussion of fees under the *current* governance structure
might get lost in the shuffle. I'd hate to see that happen because I
came here to talk about fees not governance. Still, if you insist on
leading us into a discussion about ARIN governance, then that is what
we will discuss.

Bill Herrin

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