Author: Owen DeLong
Submitted On: 18 January 2010
ARIN should offer legacy holders that sign the LRSA the opportunity to receive an appropriate IPv6 allocation or assignment for no initial fee. The applicable standard renewal fees would apply thereafter.
Updated: 27 May 2010
27 May 2010
The suggestion was reviewed by the ARIN Finance Committee (FinCom) on 17 May 2010 and the ARIN Board of Trustees on 27 May 2010, and the Board of Trustees decided not to go forward with this change. The Board noted that the benefits would not be sufficient to offset the perceived fairness issue this change could raise. The Board is concerned that non-legacy resource holders would view this change as unfair. Also, the Board believe that the assignment fees modest and do not create a barrier to entry. Because the assignment fees reflect the expenses of the initial request review, waiving fees for legacy holders would mean that the cost burden of these requests would be subsidized by paying ARIN registrants.
2 February 2010
Thank you for your suggestion relating to charging no initial fee related to request for an initial IPv6 allocation and/or assignments for Legacy Holders that have signed the ARIN Legacy Registration Service Agreement. As this relates to fees, this will be added to the ARIN Board's Finance Committee agenda for 2010.
Some other information related to this suggestion is that the current IPv6 waiver for allocations for initial requests and renewals in 2010 is a 50% fee waiver. For requests in 2011, the allocation fees will be 25% waived.
In terms of assignments, the initial fee is not waived. Clients requesting assignment resources pay an initial fee per request of address space and thereafter pay annual allocation or maintenance fees related to the Organizational ID as a whole. Initial fees are to cover the effort related to reviewing and analyzing the request, whereas maintenance fees are designed to cover the overhead of maintaining objects in the database.
Recent changes were implemented in mid 2009 for organizations with both ARIN-issued and Legacy Resources. They are assessed an Annual Fee based on the ARIN-issued resources and not charged the Legacy resource maintenance fee.
ARIN is reliant on its active membership to help it better serve the community and we want to commend you for your continuing activism and service. This suggestion remains open until the Board has considered it.