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Ever notice the only folks happy with the status quo are
the few who have already have an intimate knowledge of
the ARIN allocation process, and/or have the right
political connections to resolve the "issues" that come up
when dealing with them?
Try looking at it from an outsider's point of view
instead. If you're new to dealing with ARIN, it is not
uncommon to find the process is absolutely baffling,
frustrating, slow, expensive, and requiring intrusive
disclosure just shy of an anal cavity probe.
I am new to personally dealing with ARIN as of 1.5 years
ago. I have had to get 5 seperate allocations in that time.
I don't find this to be the case at all. They were very
helpful and I was diligent in getting the things together
necessary for the allocations and in my responses. It felt
to me like teamwork rather than me against them.
And, no, I didn't have to offer anyone free trips to Hawaii.