[ARIN-consult] discounting registration fees for IPv6 assignments

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Oct 31 07:42:13 EDT 2012

On Oct 30, 2012, at 11:47 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> So, because ARIN policy forces them to do this as a matter of policy,
> there is some unfairness in charging larger fees to smaller
> organizations more for the  additional prefixes,   that they would not
> have,  if they could have obtained one larger block that would meet
> justified and future expected needs.
> In this manner,  a tiered fee based on  overall  number resources, as
> if all IPv4 resources were one allocation,  is fairer, in that sense,
> than a simple count of the number of blocks.

Indeed.  Those who are most likely to have to come back multiple times
are the ISP community, and what you describe as fairer ("a tiered fee 
based on overall number resources") is precisely what is proposed.

For end-users, while there are some organizations that come multiple
times, it was felt that prefix count was an adequate indicator of the
ARIN's imputed cost of service.  While imperfect, it is definitely 
fairer than the present $100 annual maintenance for an unlimited number 
of number of resources.


John Curran
President and CEO

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