[arin-ppml] Analogies

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Sat Apr 30 20:59:18 EDT 2011

On 4/30/2011 5:39 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:31 AM, Owen DeLong<owen at delong.com>  wrote:
>> I will point out that ARIN is the only registry that did not start
>> charging their legacy holders shortly after coming into existence.
>> APNIC, RIPE, AfriNIC, and LACNIC all charge their legacy holders
>> annual fees to the best of my knowledge.
>> I do not know whether a contract was required in any or all cases,
>> but, the fee portion of the equation is unique to ARIN to the best
>> of my knowledge.
> Hi Owen,
> I will suggest that an attempt by ARIN to charge $100/year under a
> contract simplified to, "We agree to keep your whois data and RDNS
> delegations intact as is for one year increments until either of us
> choose to cancel this contract" would meet with at most mild
> resistance from the legacy registrants. It would also, IMHO, provide
> an excellent way to weed out the abandoned registrations.

Now there's a LRSA I might actually sign for my resources... and then 
I'd already be spending $100/year and some end-user IPv6 space would be 
"free" too.

> This hasn't been done in part because we, in this forum, have insisted
> that legacy registrants should not be invited into the fold under such
> terms.
Bingo. For some vocal parties in this forum, at least.

Matthew Kaufman

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