[arin-discuss] IPv6 as justification for IPv4?
jcurran at arin.net
Tue Apr 23 13:59:25 EDT 2013
On Apr 23, 2013, at 12:42 PM, Michael Tague <tague at win.net> wrote:
> Thank you John. If I can recap from your PDF, the breakdown is:
> 32% Registry
> 50% Registry Development
> 6% ARIN Organization
> 12% Internet Governance
> 100% Total Budget ($9.3M - 2011)
$9.3M was the costs January through August 2011.
> John would you say that the Registry cost is based mostly upon:
> 1. New Block registration costs
Registration services handles the requests for new blocks, but also
provides the registration services help desk (7 AM to 7 PM) for all
registry users, both new and existing. While the number of requests
does impact workload, it is a secondary factor compared to the
requirements for staff the helpdesks and helpdesks at ARIN and NANOG
meetings. These are fairly fixed and included in core registry costs.
> 2. Cost of maintaining a block (a /8 or /20, no difference)
Registry costs are fairly fixed (engineering operations/sysadmin,
software/hardware depreciation and maintenance), but our some our
costs (for storage, licenses, bandwidth, etc.) do grow with number
of registry records.
> 3. Cost related to the size of the block (total Address space)
No relation to costs. We couldn't afford to maintain a single IPv6 address
block in the registry if there were any costs that were proportional to
number of IP addresses in the registry.
I hope this information is useful - please let me know if you need anything
President and CEO
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