[arin-ppml] IP Address Fee Structure Policy and the Right of Education

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Sat Nov 28 20:32:34 EST 2009

Christopher Mettin wrote:
> ARIN Community,
> This message is on my proposed resolution to the current ARIN policy and fee
> structure.
> Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> What exactly makes you think you need to pay ARIN to get on the internet?
> The fact that one can't access the Internet without an IP address and that
> ARIN sells them.

That's false. ARIN does not "sell" addresses and you do not need to
engage ARIN directly to access the internet.

> Our Internet connection is paid by the state. And under the current contract
> we actually even not allowed to publish a simple website from our network.
> So why should they give us a static IP to make it easier for us to do so?

Then they are extremely unlikely to let you break away and ARIN PI space
even if you were to get it. It sounds like you are limited by your ISP
contracts, not ARIN policy.


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