Non-profit IP Registry

David R. Conrad davidc at
Fri Jan 3 06:09:15 UTC 1997


ISPs in Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East, and Northern
Africa pay similar fees for allocation services from APNIC or RIPE-NCC
and most of these regions are growing faster than the US.  Further,
small businesses should *NOT* be obtaining addresses from a regional
registry directly -- they should be obtaining them from their provider.

>	While I admit it is not completely clear reading the proposal
>	outlined on the web page at, charging
>	$2,500 for a /24 will *kill* the small business market, and the
>	ISPs that exist to service that market.  Most of the associations
>	and small businesses we deal with choke when thay have to pay $750
>	for a router to handle their dedicated Internet connection.  Added
>	to the fact that the LECs want to charge per minute charges for 
>	POTS lines used for dedicated dial-up, a $2,500 IP address charge
>	will guarantee that the small business portion of the market will
>	disappear.  We all depend on the net for a living folks -- I don't
>	think we should consider any proposal that would have a negative
>	effect on our own industry.
>	Dave Stoddard
>	US Net Incorporated
>	301-572-5926
>	dgs at

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