[ARIN-consult] Fee restructuring
bill at herrin.us
Sun Oct 28 12:09:12 EDT 2012
On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:
> Second, arguments that some other hypothetical person
> might suffer an increased burden, that are not borne out
> by the statistics, don't carry a heck of a lot of weight.
> If _you_ are unhappy with how _your_ fees are changing,
> I want to hear about it. Arguments about what someone
> else, who might or might not exist, might or might not
> think, are feckless.
Fair enough. I currently manage three end-user BGP-multihomed
networks. I have begun IPv6 deployment on one of them. The owner had
some end-of-fiscal-year money and wasn't real particular about how it
On the second, I'm blocked by a lack of ISP support (for *some* reason
they've chosen not to start deploying IPv6) and by the fact that it's
a low budget network where the ARIN cost of IPv6 is not justifiable.
On the third, I'm blocked solely because the ARIN cost of IPv6 is not
I don't mean "too much." I mean not justifiable: If I deploy it now, I
won't gain $1200 of benefit in the next 12 months. I won't gain $600
of benefit either. Or even $100 of benefit. Not this year. The same
money buys be a better router, another server, spare budget for
replacement parts, something from which I will derive benefit. This
If I could deploy cost-neutral, I'd do it. I can't, so I'll wait until
the short-term benefit is much closer to the short-term cost.
William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com bill at herrin.us
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Falls Church, VA 22042-3004
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