[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8: Clarify and Update 4.2.1.2 Annual Renewal Fee

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Aug 25 14:41:34 EDT 2020


On 20 August 2020, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-291: Clarify and Update 4.2.1.2 Annual Renewal Fee" as a 
Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8 is below and can be found at:

https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2020_8/

You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will 
evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft 
policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as 
stated in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these 
principles are:

* Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
* Technically Sound
* Supported by the Community

The PDP can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/pdp/

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/

Regards,

Sean Hopkins
Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)



Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8: Clarify and Update 4.2.1.2 Annual Renewal Fee

Problem Statement:

The January 2020 Policy Experience Report highlighted that the existing 
language in Section 4.2.1.2 “Annual Renewal” references fees. Fees are 
not considered a member qualification criteria. Since fees aren’t 
referenced elsewhere in community policy, the wording was reviewed by 
the PEG.

Policy Statement:

Given that the Registration Services Agreement (RSA) already contains 
language regarding fees, the PEG recommends removing the last two 
sentences referencing from Section 4.2.1.2. The intent of the current 
wording is accomplished by the existing RSA.

Current Policy (12 Aug 2020)

4.2.1.2. Annual Renewal

An annual fee for registered space is due by the anniversary date of the 
ISP’s first allocation from ARIN. ISPs should take care to ensure that 
their annual renewal payment is made by their anniversary due date in 
accordance with the Registration Services Agreement. If not paid by the 
anniversary date, the address space may be revoked. Please review the 
Annual Renewal/Maintenance Fees Page for more details.

Proposed Policy

4.2.1.2. Annual Renewal

An annual fee for registered space is due by the anniversary date of the 
ISP’s first allocation from ARIN. ISPs should take care to ensure that 
their annual renewal payment is made by their anniversary due date in 
accordance with the Registration Services Agreement.

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate

Comments:

The AC’s understanding is that community policy should not include 
language referring to fees, as such language is already present in the 
Registration Services Agreement (RSA). Registration Services has 
informed us that “Section 4.2.1.2. contains language detailing fee due 
dates, encouraging on-time payments, and mentions potential revocations. 
It also contains a reference to web documentation that has evolved 
significantly since this policy was implemented, and may continue to do 
so. Essentially the entire section is made of language that is already 
in the Registration Services Agreement, and is generally fee-focused, 
making it outside normal scope for Internet number resource policy.”



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