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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu Apr 4 17:32:12 EDT 2013

On 4/4/2013 1:29 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> The board isn't willing to set the IPv6 fees for every ISP holding an 
> IPv6 /32 at $500, but they'll apparently accept making a smaller 
> allocation to an ISP for $500. 

Maybe we should get a different board then?

> For that reason, I'd encourage you to support the proposal. Let's just 
> make sure they can convert to a /32 later without renumbering. 
> Regards, Bill Herrin 

Doesn't fix the root problem. ISPs should be getting /32s, and they 
should be charged fees which are affordable and reasonable when they do 
that. That ARIN wishes to make more money than that would bring in to 
fund whatever it does with that is a flaw that needs fixing and the PDP 
isn't going to be how that gets fixed.

I'd rather have thousands of angry ISPs who can't afford the price of a 
/32 not deploying IPv6 because of that than having thousands of ISPs 
getting stupidly small allocations and then doing stupid internal 
conservation to keep their fees from rising when the whole point of a 
bigger address space was to avoid this altogether.

One could make a good argument that if we made all the space allocated 
the way ULA is allocated that the statistical odds of collision are tiny 
and thus RIRs aren't even needed.

Matthew Kaufman

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