[arin-discuss] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?

Mike A. Salim msalim at localweb.com
Tue Apr 16 08:14:05 EDT 2013

Hello all,

I noticed that this has become a hot topic for many folks as of yesterday.  I am curious:  Are ARIN fees really that unfair or onerous?  Or is there a motivation among some, that the big guys need to be charged much more just because they are big guys, no matter what?

Maybe I am reading the emails wrong but some of the conversation seems to be along the lines of "the big guys need to pay a whole lot more because ...".  I just do not see any obvious justification for that line of argument.

Since (IMHO and probably in the opinion of many, or most, ARIN members) the fees are not all that unfair, and since ARIN appears to be balancing its budget just fine with no pending budget crisis and no sudden need of a large cash infusion, why the big hubbub about fees?  Or did I miss something? (and apologies if I did).

I think the adage applies:  if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  A minor tweak or two is fine but I am hearing some major changes being suggested.

(As a disclaimer, being a S or X-S, I do not consider myself one of the big guys - yet).

Best regards

A. Michael Salim
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American Data Technology, Inc.
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