[arin-discuss] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?

Jesse D. Geddis jesse at la-broadband.com
Tue Apr 16 12:58:07 EDT 2013


I've advocated a flat, linear fee structure. There's no "x should pay more" in there. Quite the contrary, I and several others are saying we should all pay the same amount.

I find some of the folk's takeaways from these emails mind bending...

The vast majority of the people on this list subsidise those 73 orgs in x-large by encouraging policies and fees put yourself on weaker footing. Maybe some of you don't understand the sheer scale you are kneecapping yourselves at. AT&T has Well over 32 million friggin IPs. Does anyone on this list honestly believe att has done a stellar job on IPv6? Or with IPv4 for that matter? They are paying _at_most_ $0.0005 an IP address while someone in small is paying $0.61 an IP. Are you friggin joking me?

I have yet to hear a single person make an argument as to why the cap at /14 is a reasoned one.

Someone take a stab at it. The fee scales linearly all the way up until /14 and then you guys all seem to have a brain fart and argue against a linear scale. Why do they different rules? Don't tell me a linear scale doesn't make sense because its what's in place now! Tell me why it should stop at /14 and give everyone above that a free friggin ride on our backs. 

Jesse Geddis
LA Broadband LLC

On Apr 16, 2013, at 5:15 AM, "Mike A. Salim" <msalim at localweb.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I noticed that this has become a hot topic for many folks as of yesterday.  I am curious:  Are ARIN fees really that unfair or onerous?  Or is there a motivation among some, that the big guys need to be charged much more just because they are big guys, no matter what?
> Maybe I am reading the emails wrong but some of the conversation seems to be along the lines of "the big guys need to pay a whole lot more because ...".  I just do not see any obvious justification for that line of argument.
> Since (IMHO and probably in the opinion of many, or most, ARIN members) the fees are not all that unfair, and since ARIN appears to be balancing its budget just fine with no pending budget crisis and no sudden need of a large cash infusion, why the big hubbub about fees?  Or did I miss something? (and apologies if I did).
> I think the adage applies:  if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  A minor tweak or two is fine but I am hearing some major changes being suggested.
> (As a disclaimer, being a S or X-S, I do not consider myself one of the big guys - yet).
> Best regards
> Mike
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