[arin-discuss] Status of realigning the IPv6 fee structure?
Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Tue Mar 13 20:13:01 EDT 2012
John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> writes:
> Randy -
> Excellent question. We're in the process of coming up with
> a revised fee schedule for both IPv4 and IPv6 registration
> services, and in light of this the ARIN Board approved in
> December 2011 maintaining the current IPv6 fees (rather than
> allowing the fees to increase as the temporary IPv6 fee waiver
> Our current timeline should have new fees schedule which takes
> this into consideration before the 2012 Fall Public Policy
> Meeting in Dallas.
By the way, I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that that
currently an ISP which has an allocation of a /22 of IPv4 space
(extra-small) that gets the default-smallest-ISP-allocation of IPv6
address space (a /32) suddenly becomes "small" - which results in
their yearly ARIN fees doubling. $1250/year may not sound like a lot,
but when you're an organization of that size every penny is watched
carefully and it can be a tough sell to management, who may not see
the cost/benefit proposition.
It would be Extra Nice if the new fee schedule addressed the Extra
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