[arin-ppml] Large hole in IPv6 assignment logic

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 11 15:47:23 EDT 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 7:11 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:

>> Also, keep in mind that the maintenance fees for being an LIR are
>> significantly higher than for end-user orgs; waiting a few months for
>> the Multiple Discrete Networks policy may test your patience, but  
>> it's
>> worth it financially.
> Can someone explain to me what is the policy rationale for this  
> price discrimination? and for maintaining the distinction between  
> LIRs and end users?
> This is a real question, not a rhetorical one.
In part, because ARIN fees are based on cost recovery and LIRs have  
vastly more interaction with
ARIN per IP block than do end users.  An end-user receives their  
block, and, in most cases, that's
pretty much it.  Occasionally they may come back for an additional  
block.  They pay more for initial
assignments of blocks each time, but, absent that, their interaction  
with ARIN is limited to a very
rare POC update and that's about it.

ISPs/LIRs OTOH, are constantly interacting with ARIN on a variety of  
things.  They don't pay additional
fees for additional allocations (unless they cross a size boundary at  
which point they pay the
difference between their current tier and the next tier).

Additionally, ISP/LIR organizations receive membership in ARIN as part  
of their fees (end users
do not).


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