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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Tue Aug 25 17:06:44 EDT 2020


Well, on closer examination, while the acronym RSA is not
explicitly defined, two of the three uses of the acronym are in section
8.5.1 entitled Registration Services Agreement. Nevertheless, I think it is
a good idea to add a definition of the term Registration Services Agreement
and the acronym RSA to section 2.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:

> I believe Section 4.2.1.2 should be completely removed.
>
> The issues of Annual Renewal is not exclusive to IPv4 or to ISPs, for that
> matter, and therefore belongs somewhere else, maybe someplace in Sections 1
> or 2.  I also note that the term RSA is used in several locations and is
> not defined.  Therefore I suggest we add a new definition to Section 2, as
> follows;
>
> 2.X Registration Services Agreement (RSA)
>
> All resources allocated by ARIN through the included policies are subject
> to a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) between ARIN and the resource
> holder. This agreement includes the ability and the terms under
> which resources are revoked, including the lack of payment of annual fees.
>
>
> This definition clarifies the relationship between ARIN's Policies and the
> RSA agreement, additionally calling out the existence of fees and that
> resources are revoked through the terms of the RSA.
>
> Thanks
>
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 1:41 PM ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ...
>
>> 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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Networking & Telecommunication Services
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Minneapolis, MN 55414-3029   Cell: 612-812-9952
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