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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Mar 27 19:46:02 EDT 2013

On Mar 27, 2013, at 4:40 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> In my opinion? $100/year for any prefix /32 or longer. Current fee
> schedule for anything /31 or shorter. *Until* IPv6 traffic on the
> public Internet based on some reasonable measure of packet flows hits
> the 50% mark. Once IPv4 traffic falls into the minority on the public
> Internet, the current fee schedule (or one like it) should take
> effect.

Bill - 

  Two points to consider:

  1) We had an IPv6 fee waiver which ramped out over 5 years, and 
     we extended it twice to reduce impact to IPv6 deployment.

  2) The new fee schedule provides for ISPs the ability to effectively
     get a corresponding IPv6 block for _no charge_, and this is one
     of the reasons that we don't have distinct fees for IPv4 and 
     IPv6 but instead a size category which covers an amount of each.

In general, ISP's do not pay for obtaining IPv6 under the new schedule;
the underlying question is whether the new lowest category of xx-small
(which did not exist before and is $500/year, as opposed to $1250 for 
the prior x-small $1250 category previously) will encourage ISPs to try 
and stay in that lower category by economizing their IPv6 assignments.


John Curran
President and CEO

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