[arin-ppml] x-small IPv4 ISPs going to IPv6

Gary T. Giesen ggiesen at akn.ca
Fri Apr 30 14:19:49 EDT 2010

If you currently have an X-Small from ARIN, it costs you nothing right
now because of the 50% fee waiver in effect.


On Fri, 2010-04-30 at 13:21 -0400, NOC at ChangeIP.com wrote:
> > x-small IPv4 providers as such,
> > constitute about 1/4 of the total ARIN ISP constituency.
> So 1/4 of the current IPv4 ARIN community will have to pay something to get 
> IPv6... which will hinder IPv6 rollout in my opinion.  If we truly want 
> people to transition now we need to make their initial small ipv6 allocation 
> at no additional cost if they are already paying for x-small ipv4.
> "6.4.3. Minimum Allocation
> The minimum allocation size for IPv6 address space is /32."
> which is $2,250/yr, more than the $1,250/yr that they are currently paying. 
> The x-small ipv6 allocation on the fee schedule is misleading since you 
> can't even get it.
> Don't start with the $1,000/yr is nothing; its the cost of a PC for an 
> employee argument... it all comes back to do you really want IPv6 rollout to 
> succeed or not.  I personally am holding out on ISP v6 block because I don't 
> want the extra cost.  I can't get anything from my upstreams (level3, 
> cogent) because ipv6 isn't available thru them.
> Thx,
> Sam 
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