[arin-ppml] Policy Change Request: IP Address Assignment to Educational and Non-Commercial Organizations

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 15:27:13 EST 2009


Generally, smaller education institutions, non-profit organizations, and 
small business get their IP addresses from their upstream ISP.  It is 
generally only necessary to get IPs directly from ARIN (and pay ARIN 
fees) if you intend to multihome with BGP and your own ASN.  Can you 
provide some specifics regarding what kind of connectivity these high 
schools, colleges, and smaller universities are using that requires 
provider independent space from ARIN, rather than provider allocated 
space from their ISP?


Christopher Mettin wrote:
> To the American Regional IP Network Community,
> Don't you think that current ARIN fees exceeds the true value of IP
> addresses? Actually, they are just numbers, and ARIN is in charge by IANA to
> assign these IP's to people in all North America. For commercial companies
> with revenues of several Million Dollars a year these IP address blocks ARIN
> assigns are affordable. But smaller non-commercial organizations and even
> schools cannot pay for them.
> Especially for high schools, colleges, and smaller universities such prices
> can mean a harm to their classroom project, thus they mean a harm to
> education.
> ARIN should change their policies to waive the fees for educational
> institutions and non-commercial organizations.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely yours,
> Christopher Mettin
> Gymnasium Querfurt High School
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