[arin-ppml] fee structure

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Mar 31 04:20:50 EDT 2013

On Mar 30, 2013, at 20:18 , John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On Mar 30, 2013, at 10:25 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
>> [Milton L Mueller] So the end user membership fee is intended to be a payment of "earnest money" to prove that they are really interested?
> No, it is to provide equitable engagement for all those participating
> in the ARIN corporate governance matters.
>> Is the fear that without this speed bump end user members will become "rotten boroughs" whose votes are manipulated by others (who?).
> No, it is not a "speed bump" but simply a choice available to end-users;
> having an equal voice includes taking on some equal responsibility.

In that case, shouldn't we get $100 off of our membership for each resource
record subject to the $100 fee?

After all, the $500 XX-Small ISPs get their membership for free. Why should
a $500/year end-user be any different?


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