[arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Tue Sep 9 19:16:49 EDT 2008

In a message written on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 06:26:52PM -0400, Lee Dilkie wrote:
> > The fee is about cost recovery for ARIN (it is a non-profit after
> > all).  Unfortunately the level of work for a /24 and a /16 are
> > remarkably similar, both are one entry in whois, both are one set
> > of NS records in in-addr.arpa, both are one bill to send, one check
> > to collect.
> I find it hard to believe, in this day of $169 Terabyte drives, that
> *one* entry , that doesn't change, in a database would cost anything
> close to $1, never mind $100. And I also suspect that the number of
> in-addr and whois lookups for my /24 would be a tiny miniscule fraction
> of those for a /8 and the bandwidth cost would be next to nothing.

If the Board were to say the feed schedule for /24 assignments is
$5 per year (which is entirely possible) would you then be happy
with the proposal?

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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