[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARINInter-RIRTransfers - Last Call

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Oct 28 20:36:07 EDT 2011

On Oct 29, 2011, at 12:24 AM, Jimmy Hess wrote:

> Speaking of fees and costs for ARIN.
> Inter RIR transfer results in the IP addresses leaving the scope of
> ARIN management,
> however,  ARIN has to create in its database, an indication that "part
> of this ARIN /8" is no longer managed by ARIN.
> This means that there is a cost to effect the transfer, and a cost to
> keep this entry in ARIN's database. So who pays for the transfer cost?

From: <https://www.arin.net/fees/fee_schedule.html>:
"ARIN charges $250 USD for each transfer of Internet number resources.  In subsequent years, ARIN charges a consolidated $100 USD maintenance fee for all of the resources held by an organization (per OrgID), unless the organization also has an allocation, whereas the maintenance fee does not apply."

> Does ARIN plan to charge a special fee to request an Inter-RIR
> transfer, and a recurring maintenance fee to maintain the RIR
> reassignment,  or will the ARIN resource holders bear the ongoing cost
> of transfers and maintaining database information  through their
> annual maintenance charges?

The RIRs already have to track many such "holes" in the IPv4 /8s, 
and coordinate with other RIRs regarding registration and reverse
DNS services. We do not intend to change ongoing maintenance fees
for resources registered transferred into another RIR region.


John Curran
President and CEO

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