[arin-ppml] Fee structures for ARIN

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Oct 28 11:58:02 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Jack Bates <jbates at brightok.net> wrote:
> Take your budget, subtract ($base fee ($100?) * entities), then divide by
> the appropriate /24 number. Something tells me, it is way below $1 per /24.
> This is a rough estimate based on v4 alone. If the equation balances
> properly between v4 and v6 size differentials, then the value should still
> be close to the end result.

Hi Jack,

My back of the envelope calculations put it more like $5 to $10 per
/24, but I haven't closely checked the math.

37*65536=2.4M. ARIN's annual budget is something like $15M? 15/2.4=$6.25.

This would mean that entities (ISP and end-user both) which find it
needful to employ IPv4 /9's would see their annual fees increase from
$36k to $200k. But having run an 18k customer ISP on a little less
than a /16 ($4500 now, $1600 with the formula) it seems to me that
wouldn't break anyone's budget.

Bill Herrin

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