Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8

Clarify and Update Annual Renewal Fee

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Joe Provo, Owen DeLong

Current Text (20 November 2020)

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 Registration Services Agreement (RSA) between ARIN and the resource holder. This agreement covers terms, rights, responsibilities and conditions of service; failure to adhere to the RSA may result in revocation of number resources.


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.

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 18 August 2020
Draft Policy 20 August 2020
Revised 20 November 2020

Advisory Council

Board of Trustees

ARIN Public Policy Meetings