[arin-ppml] LRSA v3.0 . MWE revised 8-16-11 (Comment)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Oct 27 23:05:26 EDT 2011

On Oct 28, 2011, at 2:46 AM, William Herrin wrote:
> Hi John,
> One of us isn't understanding the other. I'm not sure which.
> 1. Under the ARIN fee schedule, a non-legacy end-user under RSA pays a
> $100 annual maintenance fee.
> 2. Under the LRSA draft a legacy end user pays a $300 annual maintenance fee.
> 3. Under the LRSA draft an end user pays no more than the non-legacy
> end user holding the same resources.
> All three statements can not be true at the same time; it's a logical
> contradiction. So, which one is falsified by the others?

Bill -

  We're looking into an increase in the maintenance fee for both categories. 
  Approximately 75% of ARIN’s revenue comes from recurring IPv4 and IPv4 
  registration services subscription fees; less than 20% of ARIN’s revenue 
  at present comes from maintenance fees (and the remainder is one time fees)

  Yet more than 30% of ARIN’s costs are registry services operational costs, 
  and more than 50% of ARIN’s costs are for ongoing policy development and 
  corresponding registry system maintenance and enhancement.   Such efforts 
  either directly, or indirectly to a significant extent, benefit every 
  resource holder in the ARIN registry, not simply the Internet service 
  provider community.

  Again, the Board has yet to consider any new fee schedule proposal, so the 
  Draft LRSA 3.0 includes $300 annual maintenance fee because directionally
  I believe we will need to head that way.  Obviously, we need to consider
  how AS numbers also fit into this plan, and figure out exactly whats is 
  appropriate regarding end-users vs ISPs for initial allocation fees, and
  figure out whether recurring ISP registrations result in materially more
  expense due to subassignment registrations/SWIPs, etc. 


John Curran
President and CEO

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