[External] Normal ARIN registration service fees for LRSA entrants after 31 Dec 2023

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Sep 16 17:06:21 UTC 2022

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 9:51 AM Steve Noble <snoble at sonn.com> wrote:
> William Herrin wrote on 9/16/22 9:28 AM:
> > Actually, the rules HAVE changed. Under the new fee schedule, every
> > payer except AS-only payers are eligible to vote. ARIN still has a lot
> > of structural deficiencies but in this particular respect they made a
> > major improvement.
> I appreciate your response, I remember all of the discussions around
> this change and the positive/negative aspects of it, but it did not
> correct the disenfranchisement of ASN only holders who are customer and
> do have to pay for services which are voted on and affected by the voting.

True. But the practical effects of ARIN policy on AS numbers are so
minimal that with a choice between paying the AS annual fee and the
minimum service member annual fee, it makes sense to pay the smaller
fee. The AS number annual fee is a tad heftier than it ought to be for
the work reasonably expected of ARIN to operate the relevant registry
components. I expect they're lumping more into general overhead than
they really ought to and then spreading the overhead among all payers.
But c'est la vie. A lean, mean machine ARIN is not, at least not any

Bill Herrin

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