[arin-ppml] fee schedule
jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Oct 22 20:20:46 EDT 2008
On Oct 22, 2008, at 4:19 PM, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
>>> 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
>> 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?
> See above (in your own quote) where it says "ARIN charges only a
> single maintenance fee of $100 annually." That is the maintenance
> fee for end-user orgs, regardless of how many resources you have or
> how big they are.
Ah, but this paragraph is not in the end-user section of the
document. It's in a completely different section. So when I'm
reading it, I'm thinking "okay, why are we paying >$4k a year then?"
> I do think the wording could be a bit clearer, and the differences
> between end-user and LIR fees are definitely not clear enough for
> those who aren't aware of the distinction between "assignment" and
> "allocation". Even here on PPML, folks use the wrong term on a
> daily basis.
> Suggestion to Lee: Break up the document into an LIR section, an End-
> User section and a Legacy End-User section. Each section would
> describe the fees for new resources of each type (except legacy,
> obviously) and annual maintenance. That would eliminate a lot of
> jumping around.
> I haven't found any examples of that yet, but I agree that it's
> tough to read in its current arrangement.
Is that a challenge to find more? I'm tempted, but frankly need to
focus on other things right now :-(
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