[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-133: No Volunteer Services on Behalf of Unaffiliated Address Blocks

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Tue Feb 15 01:37:33 EST 2011

On 2/14/2011 4:06 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
> I have no ill will toward legacy holders and I completely understand
> that the actual cost of providing free services is negligible. My
> concern is more principle in nature. If someone is operating IP
> resources in the ARIN region they should be compelled to pay the same
> fees that we all must pay and follow the rules that we all must
> follow. This proposal would begin to achieve that result.

There's really two classes of legacy holders...

The first is entities that have legacy addresses but also have had 
significant address requirements since the formation of ARIN. Most of 
them are probably paying as much as they would be if their legacy space 
was counted towards their total holdings.

The second is entities that have legacy addresses and have had no 
additional requirements for hands-on services from ARIN since the 
formation of ARIN. Until this proposal there has been no suggestion that 
these entities should be charged (unless they wish to enter into an 
LRSA) and no statement from ARIN that the cost of providing the limited 
services (rdns, whois) justifies trying to change things.

Does the existence of the second class really get under your skin so 
much that all the other negatives of the proposed policy are justified?

Matthew Kaufman

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