Non-profit IP Registry

Michael Dillon michael at
Fri Jan 3 06:50:55 UTC 1997

On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Kim Hubbard wrote:

> To this end, Network Solutions, Inc. plans to create and initially fund
> a non-profit 501(c)6 organization to be known as The American Registry
> for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Might be nice if you change the name slightly to The Americas Registry
for Internet Numbers so you don't seem so much like damn yankees.

> Network Solutions, Inc. will initially fund ARIN until fees are imposed 
> and will offer continued financing until such time as it is a stable,
> self-sufficient entity capable of funding itself through its membership
> dues, registration and maintenance fees.

Why is Network Solutions funding this instead of NSF? Or are they just
passing through the money that NSF has already paid for this function?

Anyway, sounds like a step in the right direction.

Michael Dillon                   -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Software Inc.              -                  Fax: +1-604-546-3049             -               E-mail: michael at

More information about the NANOG mailing list