[arin-ppml] ARIN as a public interest business
woody at pch.net
Thu Feb 23 00:38:29 EST 2012
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On Feb 22, 2012, at 8:44 PM, mike wrote:
> I am very unhappy with the price I pay yearly to ARIN.
Thank you for bringing this up. I'm sure someone will chime in to the effect that, because fees are a matter of budget rather than policy, the PPML is not the appropriate place for this conversation. I hope that if and when they do, they refer us to a venue where we can continue the conversation.
In the mean time, I'd be very interested to hear more people's thoughts on the matter. In general, what I've heard in the past can be grossly summarized as: small providers prefer lower fees and fewer services, while large providers prefer the status-quo or higher fees and more services.
Recalling that different sizes of providers essentially pay at different rates, do people feel that that means that small providers are collectively paying too great a share of ARIN's costs, while large providers are paying too little? Do large providers still prefer the status-quo or higher fees, even in the current economic climate? Anyone care to suggest other things they feel are superfluous to ARIN's mission?
-Bill Woodcock, ARIN board member, speaking individually.
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