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Re: IPv4 address exchange
From: Benson Schliesser <bensons () queuefull net>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:16:21 -0500

On Apr 19, 2011, at 3:46 PM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Benson Schliesser
<bensons () queuefull net> wrote:
Meanwhile, under the current system, ARIN has managed to accumulate a >$25M cash reserve despite an increasing 
budget. (see https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_XXVII/PDF/Wednesday/andersen_treasurer.pdf)
Is your problem that ARIN spends its money poorly?  I believe it does
in some ways, but the community generally does not care enough to try
to improve this.  I questioned ARIN's travel budget a few years ago
and was essentially flamed for doing so.

I might agree that ARIN wastes money, but that wasn't my point.  The context of my comment was your original message, 
which argued that a competitive registry system would enable vendors to "over-charge".  Without defining what an 
optimal cost might be, my comment was intended to show that our current baseline already results in a surplus.  And I 
agree with DRC's comment that competition might improve / optimize costs, rather than inflate them.


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