ACSP Suggestion 2011.3: Change size categories in IPv6 subscriber member fee table


Author: Owen DeLong   
Submitted On: 30 January 2011


I suggest that the board change the IPv6 subscriber member fee table so that the cutoff between x-small and small is made such that a small provider is in the range /37 to /32 and an x-small provider is /36 or less.

There is currently no policy language that would enable the creation of a /40 under the subscriber allocation policy and none is under consideration. There is consideration for /36s under proposal 121 which the AC has moved to draft policy.

By making this change, if policy 121 is adopted, subscribers currently in the x-small IPv4 category will have the option of obtaining allocations of /36 without an annual fee increase.

Several such providers have indicated on PPML and in other fora that the fee increase is serving as a barrier to their adopting IPv6. It is a failure of our stewardship responsibilities to ignore this community need.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 20 July 2011

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

14 February 2011

This suggestion will be forwarded to ARIN’s Financial Committee for consideration and will remain open until they make a determination on this matter.

ARIN Comment

20 July 2011


ARIN’s Board of Trustees recently decided to eliminate the extra small IPv6 allocation fee listing from the fee schedule until such time as a policy requires it. This suggestion will be closed.