ARIN board accountability to network operators (was: RE: [arin-ppml] [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal)

Sander Steffann sander at
Fri Mar 28 14:03:33 UTC 2014

Hi Owen,

> Compare and contrast the costs of being a PI holding end-user in the RIPE region to those in the ARIN region and the difference becomes much more noticeable.

Yeah, RIPE NCC is definitely much cheaper for PI: no initial registration fee of ≥$500. The maintenance cost is $100/year vs €100/year (±$137) so there is a little difference there. The $37 difference will take at least 13.5 years to make up for the $500 though. And that is just for up to a /22. The $4000 initial fee for a /16 PI would take you more than a hundred years :)

So yes: for PI the difference is much more noticeable, in favour of the RIPE NCC :)


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