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

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 23:02:16 EDT 2013

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:06 AM, David Farmer <farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
> I agree with you, but the questions is do we force everyone to use that
> model?  If you look at the costs of running even an ISP small enough to run
> with a /22 of IPv4 $2000 a year really isn't that much.  But, the new fee
> schedule with both x-small and xx-small provides pretty good equity in the
> fee structure on the lower end, that is really difficult to make work with a
> one size fits all policy.

I understand the money issue (I worry about my own personal funds too),
but I am reluctant to support policy changes that are basically needed due
the current ARIN fee schedule (since, as I have been told in the past, the
fee schedule is not a policy issue, and it may change at any time).  And
we are talking about $500/yr difference between a /48 and a /36.  That is
a lot of money for me, but if I decided to put an ISP title after my name,
that would seem to be a small cost compared to the lawyer fees per year
of adding that ISP title and incorporating a business.

So, what are the numbers of the ISPs that are currently harmed by
requiring them to pay an additional $500/yr?


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