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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Sun Sep 18 21:32:28 UTC 2022

> On 18 Sep 2022, at 2:28 PM, Owen DeLong via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org> wrote:
>> No formal agreement, but those involved in ARIN’s formation did indicate that at transition 
>> the existing registrations would be maintained without a need for agreement or fee.
>> The ARIN Board has maintained that same position over the last 25 years –
>> I’d expect that to continue similarly unless a strong reason emerged why that is no 
>> longer advisable and/or the community reached consensus on different approach. 
> Again, I think you mean membership rather than community. Since this is basically a board decision,
> the membership would have to elect a board that has a different opinion.

Owen - 

Technically correct, but not necessarily the case operationally since the ARIN Board tends to pay 
attention to input that comes from the entire number registry community in the region (as opposed 
to just those who are ARIN members via number issuance or those legacy resources holders who 
become ARIN members via entry into an LRSA...) 

This level of attention to the entire community (even those legacy holders who opt not to participate as 
ARIN members) is reflected in having a policy development process open to all, discussions about a
wide range of matters on the ARIN-ppml mailing list [an open list], and discussions of service-related 
matters (both suggestions and ARIN-initiated consultations) on the open-to-all arin-consult mailing list.

If for some reason a new consensus were to emerge regarding the handling for legacy number resources,
it would not necessarily take any change in Board composition to recognize that and direct implementation 
at ARIN accordingly.  


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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