[ARIN-consult] Fee restructuring

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Sat Oct 27 16:12:38 EDT 2012

> On 10/27/12 11:23 , Jo Rhett wrote:
>> I will only support that trend if the discount only applies to organizations with v6 assignments.

On Oct 27, 2012, at 10:24 AM, David Farmer wrote:
> The idea is that you get one of each type of resource for the $100. This primarily means that end-users that have resources already, an IPv4 assignment or ASN, can get an IPv6 assignment without impacting their annual maintenance fee.  They still have to pay the one-time fees, but that's a different issue.  Also, if you only had a IPv4 assignment you could get an ASN without impact as well, and visa-verses, again you still pay the one-time fees.
> The point is, it isn't specifically an IPv6 discount, but for the large majority of end-users that is the result.

I oppose that idea as you have stated it, and will stand fast in opposition. This would be a discount for standing still, out of line with actual cost recovery (3-4 resources for cost of 1). If we are going to provide a discount, let's use that discount to help move the world forward.

In particular, many network admins are jumping to get IPv6 blocks and are being held off by their managers.  In every situation as soon as I got the managers to accept "let's get the future block for documentation purposes", pretty soon they were tossing tasks at their staff to get nameservice and e-mail delivery over v6, etc and the gate was opened.

If we give them incentives to acquire the block, we can't force them to deploy it on their services but we may well open the door for them.

Jo Rhett
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