IPv4 address exchange

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Apr 19 21:18:24 UTC 2011

On Apr 19, 2011, at 4:45 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> Given ARIN's STLS, it would seem even ARIN has the 'right perspective'
> to see the "up$ide". 

To be clear, the listing service is simply so that those who want to 
be contacted because they need address space can identify themselves,
along with those who might have some available, or parties that want
to act as a broker. ARIN serves non of these roles, doesn't match up
parties, and charges a minimal fee ($100) for those who wish to make
use of it.  Note that providing it for free would have put the cost
burden unfairly on the rest of the ARIN community, so we charge.

This doesn't compare in the least to parties that wish to introduce
unspecified changes to the global Internet number registry system under 
the theory of unstated benefits for the community, while also serving
to directly financially benefit. There may be nothing wrong with that, 
per se, but those in the community asking for the changes and perceived
benefits  to be more clearly stated are being quite reasonable under 
the circumstances.


John Curran
President and CEO

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