[arin-ppml] On IPv4 free pool runout and transfer policy requirements for the ARIN region

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jun 5 11:11:44 EDT 2015

On Jun 5, 2015, at 9:50 AM, Michael Richardson <mcr at sandelman.ca> wrote:
> ...  I am concerned
> about ARIN's long-term viability, given that many entities should get a
> generous IPv6 allocation and not return for more for years to decades.
> I'd love to read a white paper with a title like:
>    "ARIN Revenue Model in a primarily v6 Internet"
> I would be happy to see ARIN raise the recurring price for IPv4 registration
> and continue to look for ways to lower the cost of IPv6 allocations
> (particularly end-user allocations).

Michael - 

Actually, this particular risk factor was addressed several years ago in the 
revised pricing table - service providers pay based on their size category, 
and the category is set based on the larger of IPv4 or IPv6 size category.

(There is a small risk of ending up a slightly smaller revenue model if the 
the categories shift down as a result of IPv4 returns, but one would expect
that to correspond with a similar reduction in workload for IPv6-only world)


John Curran
President and CEO

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