[arin-ppml] Future pressures on the ARIN policy process (Was: Use of "reserved" address space)

Keith W. Hare Keith at jcc.com
Wed Jun 30 15:15:11 EDT 2010


I have no idea how an exception can prove a rule, or why you think my company might be an exception.

We've had a /24 since 1991 and so are a legacy resource holder. We mostly ignored ARIN (because ARIN mostly ignored us) until about three years ago when there was some sort of outreach. At that point, I started monitoring the ARIN mailing lists and decided it made sense for us to support ARIN.

Compared to our costs for software and hardware maintenance, $500 for the ARIN membership is noise.

The bigger cost is the time to monitor and understand a percentage of the traffic on the ARIN lists.

So how many end users pay for ARIN membership? I have no idea, but I expect that they do so because they think it is the correct thing to do.

In any case, any organization has a larger influence by expressing a coherent opinion on the public policy discussion mailing list than by voting for the various candidates for ARIN offices.


-----Original Message-----
From: wherrin at gmail.com [mailto:wherrin at gmail.com] On Behalf Of William Herrin
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:34 PM
To: Keith W. Hare
Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Future pressures on the ARIN policy process (Was: Use of "reserved" address space)

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Keith W. Hare <Keith at jcc.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:33 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>>It's $500/year extra as an end-user to vote. That's steep enough that
>>end user orgs by and large won't participate unless their vote has
>>been bought. ...
> Meadow dressing.
> As an end user organization that has been paying
> $500/year extra, I'm offended by this assertion.

Good for you! You're the exception that proves the rule.



William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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