[arin-discuss] ARIN billing practice
jcurran at arin.net
Mon Sep 21 15:50:21 EDT 2009
What problem is this billing practice intended to solve?
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
> 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
> you pay 3 years up front, if you only use 1, you get 1 back, costs
> 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.
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