[ARIN-consult] [arin-announce] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

Mike A. Salim msalim at localweb.com
Tue Nov 20 08:36:45 EST 2012


Yes, I am happy to pay for what I use.  I am happy with the great job ARIN is doing, and fully understand and support the need for fees.

My issue is this:  If I am classified as a Small vs. X-Small because of my IPv4 usage that I had requested, that is fine.  But I am being classified as a Small not because of what I requested or use, but because of what I was allocated as an early adopter of IPv6.  Had the smaller X-Small IPv6 been available at the time, that is what I would have requested.  I did not really need a /32 IPv6.

So, IMHO, an exception should be made for those ISPs who are allocated and using a X-Small IPv4, but were allocated a Small /32 IPv6 as early adopters because there was no X-Small IPv6 at the time, resulting in them being classified as Small vs X-Small.  Also, this should be done without forcing these early adopter ISPs to give up and renumber their /32 IPv6 space - we are now actively using our IPv6 space.  Renumbering would be problematic for us.

Best regards

A. Michael Salim
VP and Chief Technology Officer,
American Data Technology, Inc.
PO Box 12892
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
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E: msalim at localweb.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jimmy Hess [mailto:mysidia at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:46 PM
To: Mike A. Salim
Cc: arin-consult at arin.net
Subject: Re: [ARIN-consult] [arin-announce] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

On 11/16/12, Mike A. Salim <msalim at localweb.com> wrote:
> Greetings:
> 1) We have an IPv4 /20 and an IPv6 /32.  According to the new fee 
> schedule, we will be X-small for IPv4 ($1000) but Small for IPv6 
> ($2000).  Since the
> /32 was assigned to us by ARIN when this was the smallest allocation 
> that ARIN was allocating, we hope we will be considered X-Small for 
> both IPv4 and
> IPv6

I agree... this is broken.    A single IPv6  /32  should be  X-Small  for IPv6.


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