[ARIN-consult] Consultation on ARIN Fees

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Mon Apr 12 16:11:16 EDT 2021

On 2021-04-12 14:27, John Curran wrote:
> On 12 Apr 2021, at 2:42 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
>> ...
>> To follow up on my question during the presentation today, as part of 
>> ARIN 47; (text of the questions has been corrected below)
>> If a Legacy holder was willing to accelerate their true-up, is ARIN 
>> willing to negotiate on this issue, without jumping straight to the 
>> final result in one year?
>> To expand a bit, I would like to suggest ARIN offer an option for an 
>> accelerated true-up, maybe over something like 5 - 10 years instead of 
>> 1 year, in the case of direct conversion, or 300+ years, that the 
>> current $25 a year increase represents for a Large Catagory Legacy 
>> Holder.
>> In the case of the Large Catagory Legacy Holder example above, a 300+ 
>> year true-up is kind of laughable and not very equitable in one 
>> direction, but neither is more than a 5000% increase in one year a 
>> very equitable alternative.
> David -
> 	Thanks for elaborating - we can certainly do this if an organization
> wishes – and I’m happy to consider a standard option for such if you
> think there would be demand.
> 	In trying understand the potential demand, do you anticipate that
> organizations would seek this option out of alltrustism, or are there
> other motivations potentially involved?

Speaking only for my own employer, it's difficult to manage future 
liabilities like that: from a PITA perspective, it's better just to pay 
it all off in one fiscal year.

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