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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Nov 20 08:44:46 EST 2012

For those that have /32s only because /36s weren't an option in policy when they obtained their space, the option does exist to consolidate into a /36 of your /32 and return the remainder to ARIN in order to become an X-Small IPv6 if the proposed fee structure is implemented.

Personally, I would rather see the fee structure modified so that /32s issued to X-small IPv4 providers prior to the policy change that allowed for /36s were grandfathered as X-Small in the IPv6 category, but, I wouldn't want to create a blanket exemption for all /32 holders or even all X-small IPv4 holders.


On Nov 20, 2012, at 5:36 AM, "Mike A. Salim" <msalim at localweb.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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
> Mike
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> From: Jimmy Hess [mailto:mysidia at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:46 PM
> To: Mike A. Salim
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> 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.
> --
> -JH
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