[arin-announce] Fee Changes and IPv6 Address Return

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Mar 19 16:46:27 EDT 2013

As recently announced, ARIN has adopted a new Fee Schedule that will
be effective 1 July 2013. The changes help balance overall fees so that
customers receiving comparable services are paying comparable fees
where feasible, and to reduce, where possible, the costs for smaller ISPs.
ARIN has received several inquires from organizations that received /32
IPv6 allocations which (due to policy at the time) may be significantly more
than necessary for their networking needs. Recent changes to policy do
allow for organizations to return IPv6 space down to a /36 allocation if
desired, and this may result in lower annual registration service fees for
some organizations.

With the new fee schedule, organizations considering the return of IPv6
address space need to carefully keep in mind that their fee category is
based on their address holdings. Specifically, the fee category for ISPs
with both IPv4 resources and IPv6 resources is based on the service
category that accommodates both their IPv6 and IPv4 address holdings,
and hence each organization needs to review its individual circumstances.

For organizations that reduce their resource holdings (e.g. by returning
IPv6 resources), requests for invoice adjustments should be made directly
to ARIN via hostmaster at arin.net or using “Ask ARIN” in ARIN Online.

Thank you,


John Curran
President and CEO

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