[arin-ppml] Fee structures for ARIN

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Oct 28 10:03:26 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 3:48 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> Since there's not an actual proposal at this point, it is hard to
> answer that, but the thought would be one or more of the following:

Hi John,

As you consider your recommendations to the board, I offer the
following opinions as to what I personally would find acceptable or
objectionable. I speak as someone who currently manages end-user
registrations, holds legacy address and, in the past (and likely
future), has managed an ISP registration.

>  - General Membership, i.e. ability to vote in the
>    organizational elections and associated rights
>    and Ability to send folks to the ARIN Public
>    Policy and Member Meeting

I would find this an acceptable bargain in conjunction with a fee
increase to $300. However, that opinion would change if instead of
receiving general membership I merely received a reduced price on
optional general membership: I would consider a merely reduced price
on general membership to be window dressing which still obstructs
end-users from voting as a block with similar interests.

>  - RPKI services without separate fee

I may eventually use this but would just as soon pay a separate fee
when and if I do. I would, of course, feel differently should the
process gain widespread use.

>  - STLS services without separate fee

I don't anticipate using this as a lister and don't wish to
financially support the individuals who do. Should I ever desire to
use it as a would-be recipient, I will be funded sufficiently to
afford appropriate, presumably steep costs.

I would also be willing to pay greater fees were those fees calculated
something like this:

(  # of /24 IPv4 blocks held
+ # of /48 IPv6 blocks held
+ # of ASNs held)
/ total of the same across all ARIN registrants
x ARIN's annual budget

The ongoing policy development and corresponding registry system
enhancement costs unevenly impact the holders of large quantities of
ARIN resources. Applying them evenly by registrant count vice
resources held would not strike me as especially fair.

Bill Herrin

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