[arin-ppml] Fee structures for ARIN

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Oct 28 12:16:28 EDT 2011

On Oct 28, 2011, at 8:58 AM, 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.

While I personally like the idea of having my end-user fees reduced from $100
to $18.75, I really don't think that would be any more fair in general than having
them increased to $300.

I would find $118.75 well within tolerance if that is what you are proposing.


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