[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-131: Section 5.0 Legacy Addresses

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Jan 28 11:35:37 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM, STARNES, CURTIS
<Curtis.Starnes at granburyisd.org> wrote:
> Ok, now I have a question about your response regarding ARIN membership.
> We are an end-user with a /42 IPv6 address block and an ASN assigned to
> us, which we pay end-user fees for.According to the membership defined
> page (https://www.arin.net/participate/membership/member.html ) this
> qualifies my organization to be a General Member of ARIN.
> According to your statement below, my organization is not a member of ARIN?
> We have received and paid for direct allocation of IP address space.
> So, am I missing something here?

Maybe. Quoting:

An entity becomes a General Member of ARIN in one of two ways.

    * Membership is accorded automatically when you receive and pay
the associated fees for a direct ALLOCATION of IP address space.
    * Any entity that has a signed RSA or Legacy RSA and has received
a direct ASSIGNMENT of address space, an AS number, an experimental
allocation, or any combination of resources and is currently paying an
annual maintenance fee to ARIN may choose to become a member by
completing the membership application form. There is an ANNUAL FEE of
$500.00 for membership.

Allocation = ISP/LIR. Pays the $1250+ every year.
Assignment = end user. Pays the $1250+ once and then pays $100/year.

So, as an end-user resource holder you're qualified to become a member
with a $500/yr annual fee. But you are not automatically a member like
an ISP is.

Bill Herrin

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