[arin-discuss] ARIN billing practice

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Mon Sep 21 15:50:21 EDT 2009

Owen -

    What problem is this billing practice intended to solve?


John Curran
ARIN President & CEO

On Sep 21, 2009, at 12:15 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

> What about a policy that covers the situation of repeated receipt and
> reclamation? For example:
> 1.	Standard process applies the first time you get address space
> 	as it does today.
> 2.	You return the space or fail to pay your bill.
> 3.	You come back for a second round of addresses on a new "initial"
> 	application. Based on your history, you are expected to front a  
> deposit
> 	for your next two years renewal as well, 50% of which is refundable
> 	if you return your space at the end of the first year. (In other  
> words,
> 	you pay 3 years up front, if you only use 1, you get 1 back, costs  
> you
> 	two.)  If you use for more than a year, the deposit is forfeit,  
> but, you don't
> 	owe fees until you begin your fourth year of utilization.
> 4.	You return the space, get your one year refund, and subsequently
> 	apply for a 3rd round of addressing on yet another new application.
> 5.	This time, you're still charged on the 3-year deposit basis, but,  
> it is
> 	completely non-refundable.
> Thoughts?
> Owen

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