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2013 Proposed Fee Schedule

Attention: This is an archive of a proposed fee schedule associated with ACSP Consultation: Fee Schedule Change Consultation. For information on the outcome of this consultation, please see the announcement "Board Adopts New Fee Schedule Effective 1 July 2013."

Introduction

ARIN is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete registration records of Internet number resources. This support constitutes a significant portion of the registry services ARIN performs.

To provide for an equitable, cost-effective registration process, ARIN charges an initial transaction fee for the registration and transfer of Internet number resources and an annual fee to continue the registration of those resources. Organizations must sign the Registration Services Agreement (RSA) prior to being issued or transferred resources by ARIN.

In accordance with Section 6 of the RSA, all fees paid to ARIN are nonrefundable. Fees may not be pro-rated, are nontransferable and must be paid in full.

ISPs / Allocations

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are allocated IP addresses for distribution to the users of their Internet services. ISPs with both IPv4 resources and IPv6 resources pay the larger of the two fees. ISPs must still pay a separate fee to register Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), transfer resources, and register experimental resources, but pay no maintenance fees as long as they maintain their allocations. ISPs are automatically accorded ARIN membership by paying their annual fee.

After a resource request has been approved, ARIN will invoice for payment. Payment must be received and a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) must be executed before resources are issued.

Registration Services Subscription Plan

ARIN's Registration Services Subscription Plan (RSSP) provides Internet service providers of all types (ISP, hosting companies, etc.) with an annual fee for all ARIN registration services (including IPv4, IPv6, and ASN number resources) for Internet number resource allocations and related registry services from ARIN.  This plan includes ARIN Membership at no additional charge.

Determining Fees

An organization's initial fee is based on the size of its allocation request and requires approval from Registration Services. Thereafter, the annual fee is due each year at the end of the anniversary month (the month of the initial allocation). The annual fee may increase based on the additional addresses received during the one-year period between anniversary dates. Organizations may return addresses to reduce their annual fee. However, downgrades are based on the aggregate space held. The annual invoice will be sent to the designated billing point of contact approximately 60 days before it is due.

ISP / Allocations Initial Registration or Annual Fees
RRSP Size Category Initial Registration or Annual Fee
(US Dollars)
Total IPv4
Resources
Total IPv6
Resources
XX-Small $500 /22 or smaller /48 or smaller
X-Small $1,000 Larger than /22, up to and including /20 Larger than /48, up to and including /36
Small $2,000 Larger than /20, up to and including /18 Larger than /36, up to and including /32
Medium $4,000 Larger than /18, up to and including /16 Larger than /32, up to and including /28
Large $8,000 Larger than /16, up to and including /14 Larger than /28, up to and including /24
X-Large $16,000 Larger than /14, up to and including /12 Larger than /24, up to and including /20
XX-Large $32,000 Larger than /12 Larger than /20

End Users / Assignments

End users receive IP addresses for use only in their internal networks, and not for distribution to users of their Internet services.  End users are assessed an initial fee for each new IPv4 and IPv6 address assignment, Autonomous System Number (ASNs) registration, resource transfer, and experimental resource registration.

After a resource request has been approved, ARIN will invoice for payment. Payment must be received and a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) must be executed before resources are issued.

Annual maintenance fees are $100 USD for each IPv4 and each IPv6 address block and $100 USD for each ASN assigned to the organization. These fees also apply to transferred resources. The maintenance fee does not apply when an organization also has an allocation. The annual invoice will be sent to the designated billing point of contact approximately 60 days before it is due.

End-Users / Assignment Initial Registration Fees
Size Category Initial Registration Fee
(US Dollars)
IPv4 Block Size IPv6 Block Size
XX-Small $500 /22 or smaller /48 or smaller
X-Small $1,000 Larger than /22, up to and including /20 Larger than /48, up to and including /36
Small $2,000 Larger than /20, up to and including /18 Larger than /36, up to and including /32
Medium $4,000 Larger than /18, up to and including /16 Larger than /32, up to and including /28
Large $8,000 Larger than /16, up to and including /14 Larger than /28, up to and including /24
X-Large $16,000 Larger than /14, up to and including /12 Larger than /24, up to and including /20
XX-Large $32,000 Larger than /12 Larger than /20

Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs)

ARIN charges $500 USD to register each ASN. After a resource request has been approved, ARIN will invoice for payment. Payment must be received and a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) must be executed before resources are released.

Annual maintenance fees are $100 USD for each IPv4 and each IPv6 address block and $100 USD for each ASN assigned to the organization. These fees also apply to transferred resources. The maintenance fee does not apply when an organization also has an allocation. The annual invoice will be sent to the designated billing Point of Contact (POC) approximately 60 days before it is due.

Resource Transfers

ARIN charges $500 USD for each transfer of Internet number resources.  The transferred resources will be subject to fees as stipulated by the assignment fee schedule. This includes initial and maintenance fees,  unless the organization also has an allocation, in which case the maintenance fee would not apply.

Refer to the Transfers Due To Mergers or Acquisitions, the Transfers to Specified Recipients, or the Inter-RIR Transfers guidelines for full details on requirements and process for transferring resources.

Specified Transfer Listing Service (STLS)

The fees for the STLS are as follows:

  • Seeker: a one-time $100 USD fee for each approved listing request
  • Lister: a one-time $100 USD fee for each approved listing request
  • Facilitator: a recurring annual fee of $100 USD

Should an STLS participant opt out of the service, ARIN charges a fee of $100 USD for reinstatement.

Additional fees will apply for approved transfers (see above) and for recurring registration of the transferred IPv4 addresses. For Seekers or Listers, there is no annual fee requirement for this service, meaning they will incur no additional charges until their needs are met or their resources transferred. Facilitators are charged an annual fee to participate in the service.

Refer to the STLS Registration Guidelines for full details on requirements and process.

Inter-RIR Transfers

The fees for Inter-RIR Transfers are as follows:

  • Transfers from ARIN to Another RIR: authorized registrant must pay a $500 USD transfer fee
  • Transfers From Another RIR To ARIN: recipient organization must pay a $500 USD transfer fee and a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) must be executed. The transferred resources will be subject to an annual maintenance fee as stipulated by the assignment fee schedule unless the organization also has an allocation, whereas the maintenance fee does not apply.

Refer to the Inter-RIR Transfer Guidelines for full details on requirements and process.

Experimental Allocations

ARIN charges $500 USD for each experimental allocation of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, and/or Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs). Experimental allocations are granted for a period of one year. Automatic renewal is not available. At the end of the experiment period, all allocated resources will be returned to the available pool.

After a resource request has been approved, ARIN will invoice for payment. Payment must be received and a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) must be executed before resources are issued.

Membership

ARIN automatically accords membership to organizations that receive direct IPv4 or IPv6 resource allocations. Those memberships are annually renewed with the payment of an organization's Annual Subscription Renewal fee.

Membership is also available to any other organization with Internet number resources from ARIN under either a signed Registration Services Agreement (RSA) or Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA) for a fee of $500 USD. To retain membership rights, the organization must submit its annual renewal fee by its membership anniversary date. ARIN sends the invoice for the Membership Renewal fee approximately 60 days before the fee is due.

Legacy Registration Services Agreement (LRSA)

ARIN charges a $100 USD annual fee for coverage of legacy resources under the terms of the LRSA. Organizations already paying annual allocation renewal fees do not pay an additional fee to receive LRSA coverage. There is no initial registration fee for legacy applicants, unless a transfer is required.

The annual fee will be $100 USD until 2013, at which time ARIN's Board of Trustees may choose to raise the fee. ARIN will accept the return of any IPv4 address block /24 or larger. The annual invoice will be sent to the designated billing Point of Contact (POC) approximately 60 days before it is due.

IPv6 Waiver Information

The ARIN Board of Trustees, at its meeting on 22 July 2007, established a new fee waiver for IPv6 allocations which took effect on 1 January 2008. The fee waiver was extended through 2012 by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on 16 December 2011. The IPv6 fee waiver was not extended into 2013.