[arin-discuss] Status of realigning the IPv6 fee structure?

Blake A. Dunlap blake at icglink.com
Tue Mar 13 21:42:53 EDT 2012

Yeah, it was a very difficult sell to my boss for the same issues. As such, I also suggest making the minimum ISP and multihomed ISP allocations match in both IPv4 and IPv6 space from a cost perspective.


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From: arin-discuss-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-discuss-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Dmitry Kohmanyuk
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 19:44
To: John Curran
Cc: arin-discuss List
Subject: Re: [arin-discuss] Status of realigning the IPv6 fee structure?

On Mar 13, 2012, at 5:21 PM, John Curran wrote:

> On Mar 13, 2012, at 6:13 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
>> 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.
> Indeed.  Based on feedback expressed on the mailing lists and at the 
> Public Policy and Member meetings, the ARIN Board has expressed to me 
> the strong desire to minimize fees for the smallest members, and not 
> create a disincentive for adopting
> IPv6 in the process.  I am working with the Board's Finance Committee 
> on proposals that will meet those expectations.

Well, there are at least two ways to do it:

1) do not change Small IPv6 boundaries but lower its fees (from $2250 to matching X-Small IPv4 $1250)

2) introduce X-small IPv6 at /32 with $1250 fees (must also change other fee bands as /31 is Medium)

We (Intuix LLC) have /22 IPv4 and /32 IPv6 and going IPv6 meant doubling our ARIN address allocation fees.
Hardly an incentive, indeed - and there are other members just like us, definitely.  Thanks for your attention.

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