[arin-ppml] Analogies

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 2 15:24:52 EDT 2011

On Apr 30, 2011, at 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.
That seems like a reasonable summary of the current LRSA.

> 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.

Huh? It seems to me that is exactly what we have done with the
LRSA, so, I am confused by your statement.


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