[arin-discuss] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?

Alec Ginsberg alec at ionity.com
Tue Apr 16 19:19:28 EDT 2013

I also would like to understand why this budget is so large, given what ARIN does.  Are there details around this published?  At face value it seems like $15 million / year is a lot of money, but maybe there is more to it than meets the eye?

In addition to this.  Why not ramp up the IPv4 pricing while keeping the IPv6 pricing low (For the time being), as we roll off IPv4 the IPv6 price can increase to meet the operating budget of ARIN.

As previously stated, with larger blocks that last longer, and fewer limitations it seems that as IPv4 ramps down the operating budget will be lower.

Additionally, I don't think the small fees ARIN charges or an ASN / initial allocation should be considered a barrier to entry.  People are providing a service to others for a profit.  If there is no budget for the couple grand, it may be time to re-think the business model?  (Maybe this is wrong of me to assume / say, but it is my gut instinct).

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> We take ARINs current operating budget of $15mil

Am I the only one that thinks this is excessive?

An organization that does what ARIN does should not cost this much to operate each year, in my opinion.

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