[arin-ppml] V6 address allocation policy

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Mon Jan 18 16:08:31 EST 2010


In a message written on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:17:17PM -0800, Jeremy H. Griffith wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:14:56 -0500, Martin Hannigan <marty at akamai.com> 
> wrote:
> >The fee issue is a Red Herring.
> >
> >Smallest V4 Allocation Fee: $1250.00 /21 or longer (2048 unique  
> >addresses)
> >Smallest V6 Allocation Fee: $1250.00 /48 or longer (154.7425049  
> >septillion addresses)
> >
> >Section 11 of the NRPM also defines experimental allocations for both  
> >v4 and v6 and there is a fee schedule supporting it.
> 
> It must be really nice to work for a company where
> a mere $1250 doesn't matter.  Sure wish I did.
> Around here, anything over $99 is most unlikely to
> be approved, especially in the last year.  Or maybe
> you live on another planet?

From https://www.arin.net/fees/fee_schedule.html:

  IPv4 and IPv6 Allocation Annual Subscription Renewal

  Organizations issued or transferred both IPv4 and IPv6 allocations by
  ARIN under a single Org ID pay the larger of the two annual renewal
  fees.

I think ARIN should make this bold, blink, and bright red, at least
until the page can be rewritten so this is much more clear.

t=0: Pay $1250 "initial allocation" for an IPv4 /21.

t=1: Pay $1250 "renewal" for an IPv4 /21.

t=2: Pay $1250 "renewal" for an IPv4 /21.
     Pay $0 for an IPv6 /48.

     "ARIN charges a fee for the initial IPv6 allocation from ARIN to an ISP.
      This fee is currently waived for IPv4 subscribers. For organizations
      that aren't IPv4 subscribers, the fee is lowered by current fee waivers."

t=3: Pay $1250, the max of:
        $1250 for the IPv4 renewal
        $1250 for the IPv6 renewal

     "Organizations issued or transferred both IPv4 and IPv6 allocations by
      ARIN under a single Org ID pay the larger of the two annual renewal
      fees."

Now, let's compare with the cost of just doing IPv4, which would
be $1250 per year.  Humm, let's see, it costs $0 more to get IPv6
address space (right now).

So, let's try this again.  Will your manager approve $0?

-- 
       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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