[arin-discuss] tweak to proposed fee schedule

Adam Greene agreene at webjogger.net
Tue Apr 16 18:39:03 EDT 2013


Thanks for your reply, I really appreciate it. 

I will have to sharpen my pencil to figure out if a /36 will be adequate.
Based on http://www.ipbcop.org/ratified-bcops/bcop-ipv6-subnetting/, I
assume so, but I have to wrap my head around the bit boundaries.

Thanks again. If I can find the time to participate, I will! 


Adam Greene
Vice President

-----Original Message-----
From: John Curran [mailto:jcurran at arin.net] 
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:31 AM
To: Adam Greene
Cc: arin-discuss at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-discuss] tweak to proposed fee schedule

On Apr 15, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Adam Greene <agreene at webjogger.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have not been following this issue closely, so my comment may be obvious
or may otherwise already have been considered. We are a small ISP (less than
700 subscribers), with (2) /22 IPv4 assignments. We're currently paying
$1250/yr for them. I understand the proposed July 2013 fee schedule will
reduce our fees $250/yr, which is great. But we would very much like to
start ramping up IPv6. The main obstacle to our requesting an IPv6
assignment has been cost. If we could get an IPv6 assignment of the same
relative size as our IPv4 assignment without paying more, we would do it in
a heartbeat. If ARIN wants to make a /32 the smallest assignment that ISPs
obtain, then I think it should allow a small ISP to obtain a /32 at a
minimum without having to increase its fees. In our case, that would mean
making an X-Small assignment include a /32 block.

Adam - 
  Presently, the smallest allocation under IPv6 is /36, which
  would result in no increase in fees.  Does this suffice for
  your needs, or do you anticipate that a /32 would be needed
  due to the amount of customers/infrastructure?

> I recognize my point of view is limited as a small ISP. I just wanted to
make sure it was heard at least. 

  Your input is highly valued, and you should not hesitate to 
  provide it at any time!

> John Curran's comment from a few days ago, "We just follow the policy that
you folks develop and support via this mailing list and the Public Policy
meetings" inspired me to participate.

  Excellent - also note that we have a Public Policy Meeting coming 
  up next week, and even if you can't attend in person, you can 
  participate in the discussions remotely - 

Thanks again!

John Curran
President and CEO

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