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

Jesse D. Geddis jesse at la-broadband.com
Wed Mar 14 17:14:32 EDT 2012

There are two layers of fees

1. Those charged by ARIN to the carriers.
2. Those charged by the carriers to their customers.

Layer 1 is not for profit as ARIN is, as I said, a steward. Saying ARIN is a geographic monopoly misappropriates the term since it is not a for profit organisation. ARIN's sole purpose is to delegate those resources in a needs baser manner to other organisations.

Layer 2 is generally for profit. Here is where supply and demand comes into play for address space. If you have limited ipv4 address space you will charge your customer more. If you charge too much they will go elsewhere until an equilibrium is found in the price. This is how the 'invisible hand' operates.

Jesse Geddis
LA Broadband LLC
ASN 16602

On Mar 14, 2012, at 2:06 PM, "David Conrad" <david at cloudflare.com> wrote:

> On Mar 14, 2012, at 2:57 PM, Jesse D. Geddis wrote:
>> ARIN doesn't operate as a free enterprise and this is not done for profit. ARIN is the steward, administrator, of the address space. The fees are to pay for administration and advocacy. The fees charged in the marketplace for that address space is dictated by the free market as it should be. Not by ARIN. 
> I'm not understanding what you're saying. ARIN is a geographic monopoly.  The fees are not dictated by a free market.  They are dictated by ARIN.
> Regards,
> -drc

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