[arin-ppml] fee structure

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Mar 29 11:06:16 EDT 2013

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2013, at 9:09 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>> 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?
> We want to make sure that we have an electorate which is actually
> interested in participating in governance of the registry and many
> end-users are not (at least, once they get their address block.)
> To this end, we'll likely always have a nominal fee for membership
> for end-user,

Hi John,

For the sake of clarity, I'll rephrase that for you:

You don't want folks to vote until they're well informed. You find
that a poll tax helps assure that only well informed end users vote.

The government of my home state of Virginia took a similar position
until the 1960's when it was finally corrected by a Federal court.

> but I believe it should be reviewed to see if $500 is
> the right amount.


Bill Herrin

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