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

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Apr 5 13:27:20 EDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 1:12 PM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> Furthermore, there are no obvious solutions to this problem within the fee
> structure domain that are fiscally responsible and sustainable for ARIN,
> especially in the long-term.

Hi David,

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. Both meet the fiscal responsibility test: #2
goes away before IPv4's ability to fund ARIN wanes and the
general-purpose appropriateness of discounting services on behalf of
non-profits is long established.

For the for-profit ISPs after IPv6 becomes the dominant protocol...
$2000/year to be in the for-profit Internet business is no hardship.

So, it's not exactly accurate to say that, "there are no obvious
solutions to this problem within the fee
structure domain." That the board resists the obvious solutions
doesn't make them any less obvious.

Bill Herrin

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