[arin-ppml] fee schedule
jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Oct 22 18:12:49 EDT 2008
On Oct 22, 2008, at 2:05 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> It's like a UNIX man page. If you have never encountered the
> particular software program, the man page for it is indecipherable.
> But once you understand the program the man page becomes obvious.
No, that's not it at all. The page has numerous "follow-me" paths
that dead end.
Example: starting with the heading "Initial Assignment Registration Fee"
> ARIN charges an initial registration fee to organizations that
> receive an assignment of IPv6 address space directly from ARIN. ARIN
> will only complete the assignment of the address space upon its
> receipt of this payment and a signed Registration Services Agreement
> The initial registration fee is based on the amount of address space
> assigned as outlined below.
Okay, nice table showing the assignment fee.
> Annual Maintenance Fee
Ah, okay, so how much is the annual maintenance fee?
> Organizations must pay a consolidated annual maintenance fee to
> cover all AS numbers, IPv4 or IPv6 assignments, or network transfers
> associated with an Org ID. However if the Org ID is also associated
> with a direct allocation of IP address space from ARIN, this fee is
> not charged.
> For details about this fee, please see the Annual Maintenance Fee
> section of this Fee Schedule.
Okay, so I click the "Annual Maintenance Fee" link and jump to there:
> Annual Maintenance Fee
> An organization will receive an invoice for its ARIN annual
> maintenance fee two months before the fee is due. The due date for
> fees is the last day of the month in which an organization's
> anniversary date occurs. An anniversary date is the day on which an
> organization received its first resource from ARIN. Payment must be
> made by the due date, in accordance with the Registration Services
> Agreement. If fees are not paid, the number resources related to the
> invoice will be subject to revocation.
> When a single Org ID has more than one resource registered with ARIN
> (e.g. AS numbers, IPv4 or IPv6 assignments, or network transfers),
> ARIN charges only a single maintenance fee of $100 annually.
The next section is online payments. So my question is not answered.
So I scan the entire document and .. guess what, there's not a single
table in the document labeled "annual maintenance fees". What is my
annual maintenance fee? How do I figure this out?
NOTE: I do personally know the answer for my company. But this
doesn't change the fact that I couldn't use this page to document
that, because you can't get from here to there without information not
available in the page.
The entire document is riddled with "follow-me -> dead end" paths like
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