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Re: Is this just a rumor?

  • From: Joe Shaw
  • Date: Wed Aug 27 13:54:04 1997


Yeah, I thought that information sounded a bit overboard.  Thanks to
everyone who cleared that up.

Joe Shaw - jshaw@insync.net
NetAdmin - Insync Internet Services
"Learn more, and you will never starve." - Paraphrase of Lee


On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Paul E. Erkkila wrote:

> There was a discussion of ARIN at ISPCON where Kim H. explained the
>    funding policy in great detail to the people present. In this case
> the
>    $2500/yr is not for each /24 registered but an annual fee paid by the
>    ISP to buy service from ARIN (for one year) for their overall address
>    allocation. If your total allocation is > /24 and < /19 then you only
> pay
>    $2500 for that year. If it it over that then you pay for whichever
> tier you 
>    fall into.
> 
> 	At first glance I thought the policy was somewhat lopsided against an
>    an ISP who is at the low end's of each tier. (n^2 per address bit and
> all),
>    but the proposal clearly states that this is just their initial
> guidelines
>    and once ARIN is formed it will be the responsibility of the ISP's
> who
>    make the effort to join ARIN to set policy, including fees, tiers and
>    renewal rates.
> 
>    Paul Erkkila
>    Frontier IOAC
>    
> 
> 
> J.D. Falk wrote:
> > 
> > On Aug 26, Joe Shaw <jshaw@insync.net> wrote:
> > 
> > > I've also heard that.  Another rumor is that Domain Name Registration is
> > > going to now cost $250/year, instead of $50/year.
> > 
> >         Haven't heard that one, but I doubt they'd be that stupid.
> > 
> > > Class C address space
> > > is going to cost you $2500/year.  The $9.95/month ISPs are out of
> > > business.  What's this going to do to the small and struggling businesses
> > > out there?  Class B networks are now going to cost $637500 at that price.
> > > So, look for prices on everything to start going up to cover the costs for
> > > your upstream providers.
> > 
> >         That one I have heard.  The actual pricing structure in the
> >         early ARIN proposals (http://www.arin.net/) was scalable;
> >         it was never $2500 per class C unless you're getting them
> >         one at a time, in non-contiguous blocks.
> > 
> >         These kinds of conspiracy theories are on literally dozens
> >         of other mailing lists, including NAIPR and PAGAN.
> > 
> >         Please note the reply-to.
> > 
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