[arin-ppml] {Spam?} Re: Open Letter Regarding 650% Rate-Hike for Legacy Users

Steve Noble snoble at sonn.com
Sun Sep 19 11:51:45 EDT 2021

Your and my view of rich are obviously different but let's put that aside.

But my point was very specific, if people are talking about ARIN running a
deficit and having to raise rates, you should look at the costs of the

If you are complaining to John that the rate increases are not fair, again,
look at the costs. If they are too high, then they can be lowered and the
rates lowered along with them.

If you think ARIN is doing everything correctly including compensation then
I don't see the issue as it appears that John supports this billing model.

If you don't agree, than let's have a productive discussion.

On Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 6:33 AM Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 12:33 AM Steve Noble <snoble at sonn.com> wrote:
>> Since they are a non-profit, they could also cut executive salaries. As
>> of 2019, John was being paid over $546,000 to respond to posts on mailing
>> lists.
>> https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/541860956
>> Key Employees and Officers Compensation
>> MARK KOSTERS (CTO) $276,796
> I am tempted to throw gasoline on this fire. However, that isn't
> productive, nor is this, in light of a serious concern related to the fee
> structure. Is hare that concern as well.
> If we want good people? We pay. For most of these positions and salaries
> pay is well below career positions that most of these folks could easily
> obtain in the industries we/ARIN serves. Nobody is getting rich working at
> ARIN. John Curran is the face of the organization and it's his job to
> answer these questions. It may not be his job to answer _every_ question,
> but speaking for myself: I have zero issue with his pay and duties.
> Fees are ultimately the board's responsibility:
> https://www.arin.net/about/welcome/board/
> Warm regards,
> -M<
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