[HamWAN PSDR] [Board Vote] ASN Expense

Rob Salsgiver rob at nr3o.com
Wed Oct 12 20:11:10 PDT 2016

Sounds like a good move.  Thanks for keeping the ball rolling.


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From: PSDR [mailto:psdr-bounces at hamwan.org] On Behalf Of Nigel Vander Houwen
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:59 PM
To: Puget Sound Data Ring
Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] [Board Vote] ASN Expense

Hello All,

We have been lucky enough over the last couple years to have the use of a borrowed ASN for HamWAN use in announcing our IP space on the internet. This has been hugely useful to the organization, and is sincerely appreciated.

However, as HamWAN as a standard grows, we have seen the Puget Sound network grow to extend north to Victoria, and a number of sister networks around the country. Our agreement for use of the borrowed ASN didn’t provide well for the flexibility we desire in helping to support local and national growth.

We’ve looked into acquiring our own ASN from ARIN which will provide us the flexibility we’re after. The costs for this are $550 initially for this year, and $100 per year thereafter. The board has voted to approve the expense for this year, the decision made easier by generous donations from a number of individuals to cover the cost (and then some).

We have not accepted the contract yet, and as per our constitution, this decision will have a 24h comment period before we move forward with finalizing the purchase. As always, we appreciate your feedback.

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