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

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Thu Mar 28 17:48:33 EDT 2013

On 3/28/13 13:54 , George Herbert wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2013, at 1:34 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
>>> I'm not convinced that an ISP paying ARIN less than $200/month
>>> represents a any kind of hardship. If there's an ISP out there for
>>> which the difference between $2000/year and $500/year is big deal, I
>>> want to know more about his service delivery infrastructure, because
>>> he must have driven his costs down to something I'd desperately like
>>> to emulate.
>> We've actually heard exactly that concern from some folks on
>> this list; there are ISPs which are community-based or non-
>> profit efforts for whom ARIN fees represent a significant
>> hit to their non-volunteered capital.
> +1
> I think that the remaining question is whether there's any need for
> the policy proposal with the fixed table.

Yes, we still need to change policy to allow a /40 optional smaller 
allocation, the current policy only allows for /36 optional smaller 
allocation.  Unless I here opposition, as shepherd I will modify this 
draft policy to allow /40 instead of /48 as the current text has, and 
some other minimal changes.

One question I have, do we want to allow an ISP that choose a /40 or /36 
optional smaller allocation to increase from /40 to /36 and/or /36 to 
/32 at their discretion, without going through the subsequent 
allocations process.

Basically, this says all ISPs automatically justify a /32, therefore 
growing from one of the optional smaller allocations doesn't require any 
justification.  These optional smaller allocations only exist to enable 
scalability in the fee structure on the lower end.

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