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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 30 15:00:07 EDT 2010

On Apr 30, 2010, at 10:21 AM, <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.
I'm not sure how, but, according to staff, there is 1 xtra-small IPv6 allocation.

> 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.
Note, also, that the entities subject to that additional charge currently do have a fee waiver that would more than cover the $1,000 for their IPv6 block, so, for now, it is actually free.


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