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

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Fri Jan 15 15:55:12 EST 2021

The following Draft Policy has been revised:


* ARIN-2020-8: Clarify and Update Annual Renewal Fee


Revised text is below and can be found at:




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:



Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:





Sean Hopkins

Policy Analyst

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)





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


Problem Statement:


The January 2020 Policy Experience Report highlighted that the existing language in Section "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 AC Shepherds recommend to eliminate entirely and add:


2.X Registration Services Agreement (RSA)


Number resources allocated or assigned by ARIN under these policies are subject to a contractural agreement between ARIN and the resource holder. Throughout this document, any and all forms of this agreement, past or future, are simply referred to as the Registration Services Agreement (RSA).




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 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."



Timetable for implementation: Immediate



Anything else: 


Community input since adopting draft has informed this direction. The 2.X placeholder is used as this seems like it might be foundational enough to not be 2.17 but the Shepherds would rather not upset current indexing arbitrarily.

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