[arin-ppml] The LRSA $100 fee...
Howard, W. Lee
Lee.Howard at stanleyassociates.com
Fri Aug 29 14:09:01 EDT 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of John Paul Morrison
> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 1:03 PM
> To: John Curran
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] The LRSA $100 fee...
> Existing domain registrars can process orders, invoicing,
> payment etc. for $10/year.
> To reduce overhead, a single $100 fee could be charged up
> front and cover a 10 year period.
> It doesn't take any more work for ARIN to enter "today's date
> + 10 years" instead of "today's date + 1 year"
> in a database.
It is my humble opinion that domain name registrars suck. The
best of them provides lousy service and near-useless WHOIS.
Competition has ruined registry services by starting a race to
the bottom in price and service.
It may be the case in an all-IPv6 world that very little
processing is required for initial allocations/assignments.
Until we have better-automated authentication, changes to
records will still be expensive in labor. We could go to a
transactional model, but then every update (for community
benefit) has a disincentive fee.
> As far as Legacy Agreements go, I see no reason so sign
> anything now that might waive any rights I may (or may not)
> have, in advance of some other ruling compelling me.
What rights do you have that would be waived under the Legacy
> But I am not opposed to simply signing up and paying a fair
> rate for a service that is limited to the whois and reverse
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