[arin-ppml] V6 address allocation policy

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Wed Jan 20 01:22:12 EST 2010

Michael Richardson wrote:
>>>>>> "Leo" == Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> writes:
>     Leo>      "ARIN charges a fee for the initial IPv6 allocation from
>     Leo> ARIN to an ISP.  This fee is currently waived for IPv4
>     Leo> subscribers. For organizations that aren't IPv4 subscribers,
>     Leo> the fee is lowered by current fee waivers."
>     Leo> t=3: Pay $1250, the max of: $1250 for the IPv4 renewal $1250
>     Leo> for the IPv6 renewal
>     Leo>      "Organizations issued or transferred both IPv4 and IPv6
>     Leo> allocations by ARIN under a single Org ID pay the larger of the
>     Leo> two annual renewal fees."
>     Leo> Now, let's compare with the cost of just doing IPv4, which
>     Leo> would be $1250 per year.  Humm, let's see, it costs $0 more to
>     Leo> get IPv6 address space (right now).
>     Leo> So, let's try this again.  Will your manager approve $0?
> Cost of = $0.
> Cost of IPv6, > $0.

It's awesome that large scale NAT costs you zero dollars. I don't think
that experience is shared by other service providers however.

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