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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 30 18:52:06 EDT 2010

	I attempted to present some numerical facts for the community's
consideration. I was not pushing one position or the other, merely
providing the results of research.

	There are 866 x-small IPv4 ISPs that do not have IPv6.

	Those are the current set of providers that could be subject
to a meaningful fee waiver beyond 2012.

	As things currently stand, the 50% fee waiver for them would
make IPv6 free for 2011 and 2012 anyway, since 50% of 2250 is
more than the $1,000 difference between what they pay for IPv4
now and what they would pay for IPv6. Thus, they would still pay
the larger of $1,250 (what they pay now) and $1,125 (50% of the
IPv6 fees).

	If we want to consider an extended or permanent fee waiver
for those organizations, the maximum possible impact to ARIN
revenue would be a waiver of up to $866,000 (with adjustment
for new x-small organizations that might get added).

	I'm neither speaking for or against such a waiver at this time,
merely trying to provide a clear view of the facts and potential
impacts of such a waiver and the number of organizations that
could benefit from such a waiver.


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