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Re: Non-profit IP Registry
From: "Eric D. Madison" <madison () acsi net>
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 1997 23:27:42 -0500

Two questions come to mind with this:

   How will portable/non-portable address space be effected.  Does the mean
that if I have non-portable address space, I can charge customers for
address space, and if it is portable, they have to pay $2500 per /24 to
have it registered to them?

   If an entity has address space already and does not require more space,
do they have to pay the fee or is this going to be grandfather claused?  I
know with domain names it was not that way, but that is only 50 bucks,
$2500 or more could put a lot of business off the net.

I guess this will make the routing table size come to a sudden and
screaching halt!


At 09:57 PM 1/2/97 -0500, Kim Hubbard wrote:


Recently, there has been discussion concerning the need to keep IP issues
separate from domain issues.  The stability of the Internet in part relies
on the careful management of the Internet Protocol addresses.

The point has also been made that the management of the IP space should
be put in the hands of those that depend on it - the users.  Whether
those users are ISPs, corporate entities, universities, etc., they
should all play a role.

To this end, Network Solutions, Inc. plans to create and initially fund
a non-profit 501(c)6 organization to be known as The American Registry
for Internet Numbers (ARIN) to manage the IP address space for the
territories it currently administers, similar to the APNIC and RIPE
regional IP registries.  This organization will be a non-profit
spin-off of the current InterNIC IP group.

Network Solutions, Inc. will initially fund ARIN until fees are imposed 
and will offer continued financing until such time as it is a stable,
self-sufficient entity capable of funding itself through its membership
dues, registration and maintenance fees.

Details on the proposed organizational structure and 1997 funding
model are located at http://rs.internic.net/arin.

Questions regarding the proposal will be answered on the ARIN mailing
list.  To subscribe, send mail to:

      listserv () internic net

      with "subscribe naipr" in the body along with your first and
        last name.


Kim Hubbard
InterNIC Registry

      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc () acsi net

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