do I need to maintain with RADB?

Zaid Ali zaid at
Thu Feb 19 22:19:02 UTC 2009

It's not entirely free since you have to pay an AS maintenance fee and if you are assigned a netblock directly then you pay maintenance on that also. I would rather maintain everything in one place rather than paying an extra $495 to RADB if my BGP peers can source it from ARIN. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Robertson" <bruce at>
To: "NANOG list" <nanog at>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:07:31 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: do I need to maintain with RADB?

Is the ARIN registry free, then?

Jon Lewis wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Zaid Ali wrote:
>> Hi, need some advise here. Do I still need to maintain my objects 
>> (and pay) RADB? I use ARIN as source and all my route objects can be 
>> verified with a whois.
> If your objects are all maintained via another routing registry 
> (ARIN's, altdb, etc.) and you don't care to maintain objects with 
>, then you do not need to pay RADB maintenance fees.
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