[arin-ppml] fee structure

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Mar 29 09:09:42 EDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> It certainly makes sense, that it could be more expensive on a
> per-resource basis to be an End user, and go to ARIN,  in some cases,
> for a small amount of resources.

Hi Jimmy,

For the past decade and a half, the claim has been that ISPs are more
expensive for ARIN to interact with because they SWIP and have other
frequent interactions with ARIN while end users mostly appear once and
except to pay their bills are never heard from again.

> Perhaps the ARIN membership  cost to be full member and have voting
> rights; instead of being a $500/Year,  extra fee  for just end users,
>  should be a fee of whatever amount is required  on top of the
> resource,  transfer, allocation fees  during the year (for both end
> users and ISPs),  to bring the total annual amount to a minimum of
> $1400  to initially establish membership, and $1200 a year thereafter
> to maintain membership.

That would indeed restore the status quo. Here's a more radical idea:
why not scrap the end-user $500 poll tax and let *every* holder or
ARIN resources under RSA or LRSA vote?

Bill Herrin

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