[arin-ppml] Policy Change Request: IP Address Assignment to Educational and Non-Commercial Organizations

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Nov 28 15:01:33 EST 2009

Submit a policy proposal...

The question I would pose is there is administrative overhead associated
with the management of assignments, what justifies the cost of the
overhead being borne by one entity an not another? Are there batter ways
to achieve your aim then simply creating new corner cases?

Christopher Mettin wrote:
> To the American Regional IP Network Community,
> Don't you think that current ARIN fees exceeds the true value of IP
> addresses? Actually, they are just numbers, and ARIN is in charge by IANA to
> assign these IP's to people in all North America. For commercial companies
> with revenues of several Million Dollars a year these IP address blocks ARIN
> assigns are affordable. But smaller non-commercial organizations and even
> schools cannot pay for them.
> Especially for high schools, colleges, and smaller universities such prices
> can mean a harm to their classroom project, thus they mean a harm to
> education.
> ARIN should change their policies to waive the fees for educational
> institutions and non-commercial organizations.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> Christopher Mettin
> Gymnasium Querfurt High School
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