As a reminder, there is an ARIN mailing list available from
 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.
 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.
 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 ?
 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.
 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