[ARIN-consult] Consultation on Proposed 2018 Fee Schedule Changes

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Mon Apr 9 11:13:56 EDT 2018

My initial impression is that these increases seem reasonable.  However,
this announcement does not include any data to justify why these two
service areas are the focus for fee increases. Are these service areas
under recovering their associated costs? Are the increased operating costs
mentioned specifically related to these two service areas? Are there
projections for the increased revenue from these changes? Basically why is
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On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 8:43 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> ARIN’s Strategic Plan calls for ARIN to recover costs in a fair and
> equitable manner via appropriate
> fees to maintain adequate funds for the long-term stability of the
> organization. ARIN has increased operating costs in recent years to meet
> customer demand for improved and broader services, and upon review, the
> Board of Trustees has called for both strategic cost management by the
> organization and some fee increases in order to preserve long-term
> organizational reserves.
> https://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/stratplan-2018-2019.pdf
> The ARIN Board is proposing the following fee changes:
>     * Increasing the annual registry maintenance fee paid by end users
> for each IPv4 address block, IPv6 address block, and Autonomous System
> Number (“ASN”) from $100 to $150 per object. Registration Services Plan
> customers do not pay these annual registry maintenance fees as all
> services are already covered in their plan.
>     * Increasing the annual Legacy maintenance fee for each IPv4 address
> block and ASN from $100 to $150 per object – i.e., the same change as
> proposed for end-user maintenance fees. The Legacy maintenance fee is to
> cover costs associated with Internet number resources held under a
> Legacy Registration Services Agreement (“LRSA”). (Note also that some
> very early LRSA agreements include a limit on the annual increase of
> total maintenance fees; ARIN will implement any fee increase consistent
> with the terms of those agreements.)
>     * Increasing the initial and annual registration fee for ARIN
> Transfer Facilitators from $100 to $1,000, in order to cover rising
> costs associated with services.
> We are seeking community feedback on these modifications to ARIN’s Fee
> schedule that we intend to implement sometime mid-year 2018.
> This consultation will remain open for forty-five (45) days, after which
> time the Board will evaluate community feedback and determine
> appropriate changes to the fee schedule.
> Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net.
> Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 25 May 2018.
> If you have any questions, please contact us at info at arin.net.
> Regards,
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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David Farmer               Email:farmer at umn.edu
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