[arin-discuss] Status of realigning the IPv6 fee structure?
farmer at umn.edu
Wed Mar 14 19:05:44 EDT 2012
On 3/14/12 16:26 CDT, Robert Marder wrote:
> I would agree with this.
> The smallest allocation available to ISP's under IPv4 (the /22) should
> cost the same as the smallest allocation available to ISP's under IPv6
> (the /32).
> That just seems like common sense to me.
> Changing the smallest allocation available under IPv6 isn't very fair to
> those that adopted IPv6 early - early adopters shouldn't be stuck with
> higher fees because the goal posts were moved.
I agree that there shouldn't be an early adopter TAX on X-small ISPs
that moved forward with a /32 before the /36 option was available, if
anything they should get some kind of benefit. Therefore, I think my
preferred solution is a grandfather clause in the fee structure, or a
permanent fee waiver so to speak, for any ISPs that currently has an
X-small IPv4 allocation that receives a /32 IPv6 allocation before
December 31, 2012 can continue to be eligible for the X-small IPv6
allocation rate as long as they don't grow their IPv4 allocation beyond
X-small, or their IPv6 allocation beyond /32.
Then starting January 1, 2013 if you want to remain an X-small ISP you
will have to select a /36 allocation.
I'm suggesting December 31, 2012 to hopefully create a small incentive
for X-small ISPs that haven't move forward to get their IPv6 allocation,
to do so yet this year. Basically, for a limited remaining time, get a
/32 for the price of a /36 deal to get the smaller guys moving.
Also I would like to remind everyone who grumbles about Legacy IPv4,
that it is equally unfair to create an early adopter TAX for Legacy
IPv4. However, I equally believe it is time for Legacy IPv4 holders to
step up to the plate and at least to start minimally contributing to the
upkeep of the system too. I think the current Legacy RSA and its flat
Org ID based fee structure is a pretty reasonable compromise.
David Farmer Email:farmer at umn.edu
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