[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Equitable DistributionofIPv4Resources before IPv4 Run out

Robert E. Seastrom ppml at rs.seastrom.com
Thu May 22 18:43:19 EDT 2008

"Michael Thomas - Mathbox" <mike at mathbox.com> writes:

> X-Large fee is up to a /14. Anything over a /14 is no charge. So, you cannot
> apply a single divisor that applies to all X-Large. The /8 that they may
> also have is FREE.

Not sure where you got that idea.  Anything up to and including a /14
is Large, $9k/year.  Over a /14 is X-Large, $18k/year.


> Most X-Large pay less than $.01 per IP.

X-Small pays $1.22 > N > $0.30 per addr per year
Small pays $0.54 > N > $0.27 per addr per year
Medium pays $0.54 > N > $0.06 per addr per year
Large pays $0.13 > N > $0.03 per addr per year
X-Large pays $0.06 > N > $verysmall per addr per year

So what?  The big organizations also put substantially less burden on
ARIN's analysts because they know what they are doing and interact
well with ARIN's processes.  Based on cost of actually providing the
service, charging the X-Small and Small organizations more is almost
certainly warranted.

By the way, you might want to load this web page for musical accompaniment:


while you're rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  The IPv4
pricing structure is in the category of "things nobody will care about
in a few years".

                                        ---Rob (on the AC, speaking for self)

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