[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-3: Tiny IPv6 Allocations for ISPs

Blake Dunlap ikiris at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 16:20:53 EDT 2013


I also opposed minimums for ISPs below /32 based on an issue of business
model for ARIN. Fix the billing problem, or the board membership problem,
don't try to make this a technical solution to a business problem.

-Blake


On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:27 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> ....
> > The obvious solutions within the fee structure are:
> >
> > 1. The non-profit discount
> >
> > 2. No-fee IPv6 for IPv4 holders until IPv6 becomes dominant
> >
> >
> > #2 solves the short-term problem of folks who won't spend money on a
> > protocol that won't yet make them money while #1 addresses the
> > community network need.
>
> NRPM section 6.5.9 already (to some extent) addresses the
> community network need, which allows community networks
> to request a /48 (/44 with justification).
>
> I have previous pointed to the boards decision to not provide
> a non-profit discount schedule, and while I can understand
> their reasoning, I also think in reality to get 501(c) qualified
> it can easily take $1000/yr (opportunity costs, if not out
> of pocket), so it is not really a solution for many to achieve
> a substantive savings in ARIN fees.  [And 501(c) (or country
> equivalent) should be the requirement, not yet another
> definition by ARIN of what a non-profit might be.]
>
> Gary
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