[1] As a reminder, there is an ARIN mailing list available from

[2] I hope that this NANOG discussion gets reflected on the ARIN
  mailing list because some people may be following that
  list and may falsely conclude that the "Internet community"
  supports ARIN with "broad consensus" when in fact they
  have not really seen the discussions about ARIN which
  are held on other lists, in other meetings, in Hong Kong, etc.

[3] The reasons for creating ARIN have nothing to do with the words
  reflected in the ARIN proposal. This nonsense about DNS
  funding IP and vice versa are not the core issues any more
  than an ISP debating how dial-up subsidizes leased lines
  or vice versa.

[4] If ARIN is such a great idea why don't the proposed founders
  quit their comfortable jobs, give up their benefits and
  U.S. Government funding and start ARIN ? That is what
  other people do when they want to start a business.
  Before doing that, why don't the founders get ISPs to
  sign subscription agreements agreeing to fund the
  enterprise and therefore money will not be an issue
  because the companies that sign up will fund the
  effort. In fact, some of the people on NANOG claim that
  people are always throwing money at them. Why don't
  those people step forward to bank-roll ARIN ?

[5] Once ARIN is launched, why doesn't ARIN petition the
  NSF/InterNIC/IANA for a /8 to manage ? Given that
  some people think that ARIN is such a great idea,
  this should not take long, especially if the "right"
  people are on the ARIN board of directors.

[6] If NANOG members think that ARIN is such a great idea
  why not just pull the activity into NANOG and call
  the thing ARINANOG and get on with it ?


Re: ARIN is A Good Thing

(a) Some of the proposed founders *WILL* be quitting their comfortable
jobs to go work at ARIN.

(b) "venture capital". Almost nobody (except for very small mom&pop
operations on the low end) starts a business totally on their own funds.
Why should this be any different?