[arin-discuss] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?

David Conrad david at cloudflare.com
Mon Apr 15 20:17:44 EDT 2013


On Apr 15, 2013, at 3:48 PM, "Jesse D. Geddis" <jesse at la-broadband.com> wrote:
> In other words, x-large takes more ARIN time and more provider time. 

You appear to be making two assumptions:

1) there is a linear relationship between the time it takes to provide allocation service and the size of allocation
2) the direct costs of providing allocation services are what make up a majority of the fees charged to members

Both of these assumptions are suspect.

My (ancient) experience relevant to (1) is that a far more direct relationship is found in the inverse of frequency of contact as folks who contact the RIR frequently have a greater familiarity with processes and have likely automated much of the justification generation. As a result, they generally require less time than folks who show up very infrequently, regardless of the size of request.

As for (2), I'm guessing that the person-hour cost of doing the justification analysis for an allocation (the only part of the allocation process that is significantly impacted by the size of request) is pretty inconsequential compared to all the other costs that make up the ARIN's yearly expenses.


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