[arin-ppml] ARIN / Microsoft press release regarding IP address Transfers

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Sat Apr 16 00:28:26 EDT 2011

On 15-Apr-11 20:06, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> What concerns me here is that the community very much wants these
> transfer resources to go under RSA and be subject to fee payments.

And who appointed you spokesman for the entire community?

> With the size of the transfer that would be a very significant amount
> of money every year from the richest company on the planet into ARINs
> coffers ...

That depends on whether it's classified as an assignment or an
allocation.  If the former, which I suspect it is, the maximum
maintenance fee would be $100/yr, which Microsoft is already paying for
other resources.  IOW, there would be no net-new recurring revenue to ARIN.

I personally disagree with that fee structure, but that's not a matter
for PPML.

> Claiming that "they followed the rules" means nothing because ARIN can
> selectively apply the rules depending on what happened.

ARIN staff cannot "selectively" apply rules unless the NRPM explicitly
gives them the authority to do so, which is rare.  What specific
provision granting such authority in this case are you referring?

If we, the community, failed to draft a policy that handled this
situation the way we want it handled then that's on us, the community,
and not ARIN staff.


Stephen Sprunk         "God does not play dice."  --Albert Einstein
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K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking

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