Author: Owen DeLong
Submitted On: 8 February 2008
Reduced fee structure for qualified 501c(3) (or equivalant) organizations.
There are a number of community-based non-profit organizations which are building networks for a variety of purposes, including community access and emergency services networks. Many of these organizations are multi-homed and qualify under policy for address space. However, for these organizations, the initial registration fees can be a substantial barrier. The annual fees for allocations are outright prohibitive to such organizations.
These fee reductions/waivers should be limited to qualified not-for-profit charitable organizations. In the US, this would be IRS 501c(3). For other nations in the ARIN service region, the appropriate equivalent standard should be used.
Updated: 05 May 2009
05 May 2009
Following further review of this suggestion by the ARIN Finance Committee (FinCom) on 20 April 2009 and the ARIN Board of Trustees on 28 April 2009, the Board of Trustees decided against it. The Board noted that the benefits gained would not be offset by the level of implementation and loss of a simplistic fee schedule. Furthermore, the Board viewed this suggestion as an implicit donation to other non-profits outside of ARIN's mission. Suggestion 2008.8 is now closed.
3 April 2008
This suggestion is a fee related discussion and thus the purview of the Board of Trustees. ARIN will forward this to the Finance Committee of the Board for their review and analysis and will report back.
At its 10 March 2008 meeting the Board of Trustees discussed this topic at length. Following the discussion, no Board consensus was reached at that time. As a result, your suggestion will remain open and will be a matter of continuing discussion by the Board of Trustees.
20 February 2008
This is in response to your suggestion noted below and assigned 2008.8 upon receipt of your confirmation.
Your suggestion that ARIN offer a "reduced fee structure for qualified 501(3) ( or equivalent ) organizations..." is a fee related discussion and thus the purview of the Board of Trustees. I will forward this to the Finance Committee of the Board for their review and analysis and will report back.