[arin-ppml] Fee structures for ARIN

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Oct 28 12:04:09 EDT 2011

On Oct 28, 2011, at 3:58 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> 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.

I presume these same fees apply to end-user and/or legacy assignments,
(since they are part of the calculation)  The model seems to assume 100%
participation and yet that's highly likely _not_ to occur with such fees.


John Curran
President and CEO

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