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

Michel Py michel at arneill-py.sacramento.ca.us
Sun Sep 19 21:52:38 EDT 2021

John -

> John Curran wrote :
> Michel - Organizations with a registration services plan don’t pay any separate ASN maintenance fees so your
> previous total of $300 annually ($150 for the /24 + $150 for ASN maintenance) will now be $250 annually in total.

I probably missed something, but the registration services plan did not make sense to me earlier. When I added it up, it was cheaper to pay separately.
This is another of your bait-and-switch schemes.

> (Note that you can even add a small IPv6 block to that and still not see any annual fee change...)

Nice try, but I'm not falling for it. As I said earlier, I don't think that ARIN should be in the business of incentives to deploy IPv6.
As I said earlier too, this will go to court at some point. I am not going to tie my company and open the floodgates to IPv6 obligations for $100 a year.
It is not worth the risk. I will eat the $100 increase and stay IPv4-only. I will not deploy IPv6 and challenge ARIN all the way to the supreme court if I have to.

A part of ARIN stakeholders feels that we should not be paying you more than half a million dollars a year to keep promoting a protocol that has failed for 20 years. Sooner or later, there will be a vote of no-confidence.


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