[ARIN-consult] Consultation on ARIN Fees

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Apr 20 11:02:53 EDT 2021

On 20 Apr 2021, at 2:54 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> ...
> So consider that same strain absolutely applies to every LRSA holder
> that also holds RSA resources due to the double-billing issue described
> above.

Owen - 

ARIN doesn’t “double bill” for registration services – organizations have a choice of consolidating their resources under single RSA or not doing so.  The annual fee for an organization is set by the total resources under agreement. Each number resource block is under a single RSA and thus are billed _once_ for its associated registration services. 

For RSA plans that consist entirely of legacy number resources (i.e. blocks issued by ARIN’s predecessor registry entities and now held by the original registrant or their legal successor), then there is a cap on the total annual maintenance fees.  There is a benefit to consolidation, but indeed the legacy registration fee cap is not applicable to registration service plans include non-legacy resources.  The choice to consolidate under a single RSA or not remains with the customer, and may not be optimum in all cases. 


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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