[arin-ppml] Automatic IPv6 Eligibility

David Huberman David.Huberman at microsoft.com
Tue Aug 11 22:35:52 EDT 2015

Hi Josh,

If you have a /21 allocation from ARIN, then you are paying them $1,000 a year in a subscription fee.  That covers your AS number, and your /21, and it gives you membership to vote.

If you want, you can request a /36 of IPv6 from ARIN, and it will come at no extra charge.  There will be no registration fee, and your annual subscription fee will not change.

From an engineering perspective, many of us do not recommend that.  We recommend getting the full default prefix size – a /32 – and deploying that.   Unfortunately, that will cause your annual subscription fee with ARIN to double to $2,000.  You still won’t pay a registration fee for getting the /32, but when your next annual bill is sent, it will be for $2,000 rather than $1,000.

Please keep in mind that the only realistic way I know of to get more IPv4 addresses for your new products and customers is via the IPv4 transfer market, and that’s going to cost many, many times more than ARIN charges.  Many tens of thousands of dollars, probably, depending on what you want to get.   You may wish to balance the cost of obtaining more IPv4 addresses in the market with what revenue opportunities those addresses represent, then factor in how you can (or cannot) leverage IPv6 to make those numbers work better for you.  Just a suggestion, and sorry if I’m overstepping.


David R Huberman
Principal, Global IP Addressing
Microsoft Corporation

From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of josh at rowenetworks.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 7:29 PM
To: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Automatic IPv6 Eligibility

Well here's my scenario. My ISP is in the process of acquiring another ISP, I wrote into arin for advice of how to go about requesting additional ip space as the acquisition will take more IP addresses then what we have left out of our current /21 allotment.

I was advised to apply asap however with the depletion procedures/protocols it didn't seem likely to quickly be able to get enough blocks from the free pool.

If an existing service provider such as myself would be able to get a free ipv6 allocation I would agree it would help transition to ipv6 faster as I need more IPs for my customers, infrastructure, etc.

I'd at least be more willing to try to make it work for my customer ip space since there would be little or no cost involved, now the problem that remains is the equipment compatibility and third party support of ipv6.

Is it possible to still get a block to use for my ISP for $100/yr?

Best Regards,
Josh Rowe

On August 11, 2015 10:11:40 PM EDT, Randy Carpenter <rcarpen at network1.net<mailto:rcarpen at network1.net>> wrote:

----- On Aug 11, 2015, at 8:43 PM, Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us<mailto:sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:

 On 8/11/15 14:43, Alfie Cleveland wrote:


 I’m requesting comment in regards to automatically make organisations
 eligible for IPv6 if they hold justified IPv4 space. This similar to
 Section 9.3.1. of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet Number Resource
 Policies. I feel that if organisations were able to receive a /48 for
 each /24 they hold, then it would help expedite the rollout of IPv6.
 Organisations currently have two choices - continue to use IPv4, or
 spend valuable time on applying for IPv6 space. IPv6 space is clearly in
 abundance - and this could potentially help slo

 w the

exhaustion of IPv4.

 I got my /32 IPv6 allocation in late 2009 and end user /48 in 2007 and I
 don't remember having to do much to qualify for them other than ask. Has
 this changed?

No. If you have IPv4 space already, it is incredibly easy to get IPv6. Getting the default /48 as an end-user is about as automatic as it could be, and qualifying for more is not much more effort if you have multiple sites.

The only issue is that for end-users, you now have to pay an additional $100 per year for the IPv6 assignment.



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