[ARIN-consult] Consultation on the Proposed 2018 Fee Schedule Change is Now Closed

Steve Noble snoble at sonn.com
Tue Jun 26 02:27:23 EDT 2018

Hi John,

I attempted to determine from the discussion on arin-consult at arin.net where
you gleaned this information. If you can point out the messages/threads
that support your statement, I would be appreciative.

It is easy to see that there were discussions about overspending, staff
that was supposed to be temporary and excessive engineering costs. But I
don't see anywhere that a consensus was reached that the only issue was the

Past the LRSA issue, I did not see a consensus that putting the fees on
your small customers was acceptable. In fact, I see the opposite.

As for approval, I am interested to know who voted for this and what their
reasoning was. It would also be good to know if the issues stated above
were brought to the board and proper discussions were had so that the board
members could understand the ramifications of their decision.

You raised the fees by 50% and as you have a locked in customer base, there
must have been very good reasons why none of the other options were taken.

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 10:48 AM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On 12 Jun 2018, at 12:30 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 12:55 PM, Steve Noble <snoble at sonn.com> wrote:
> >> I am highly concerned that while the responses to your rate hike
> suggestion
> >> during the comment period were negative, this was still passed. I for
> one am
> >> awaiting the transcript of the meeting to better understand who
> advocated
> >> for this, why they did so and what information was provided about the
> >> comments received.
> >
> > I'm concerned that:
> >
> > (A) As revealed in the consultation, the board was presented with only
> > one proposal for how to reshuffle fees.
> Bill (and Steve) -
>     As noted in the Fee Schedule change announcement, the adopted fee
> change that was adopted was altered based on the feedback received during
> this consultation.
>     There was significant feedback about raising fees for end-users, but
> predominately that feedback focused on the impact to legacy end-users under
> LRSA agreement, who had expectations that their fees would not increase
> significantly when entering voluntarily under the LRSA agreement.
>     As a result of the concerns expressed, the Board reviewed an
> alternative fee change proposal, the same in all aspects to the proposed
> fee change, only with the addition of extending the annual cap on
> maintenance fees (that early LRSA holders have) to all legacy resource
> holders.  In this manner, the fee change will have nominal impact for those
> legacy holders (and may be a reduction in some cases.)
> Thanks,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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