ACSP Suggestion 2012.9: IPv6 Fee Reduction


Author: Chris Grundemann   
Submitted On: 15 May 2012


I suggest that ARIN make a temporary fee reduction for initial IPv6 assignments (to end-users). Some possibilities are a $1,250 reduction for one or two years or make the initial IPv6 assignments free for a year and then half price for a year.

That would do two things: First, it lowers a potential barrier to IPv6 deployment in the enterprise, pure cost of assignment. Second, it puts a touch of urgency on initial IPv6 requests: “Hey boss, we have to at least get our assignment this year if we don’t want to be forced to pay later” Especially if coordinated with officer attestation of IPv4 exhaustion

Timeframe: None Given

Status: Closed   Updated: 26 February 2013

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

29 May 2012

Thank you for your suggestion numbered 2012.9 upon confirmed receipt, requesting that ARIN make a temporary fee reduction for initial IPv6 assignments. This suggestion will be forwarded to ARIN’s Financial Committee (FinCom) for consideration and subsequent recommendation to the ARIN Board of Trustees.

The ARIN Board of Trustees will be discussing fees at their August 2012 workshop, at which time this suggestion will be considered. ARIN will provide you an update from either the FinCom’s and/or the ARIN Board’s consideration of this matter.

We thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. This suggestion will remain open pending feedback.

ARIN Comment

26 February 2013

This is in response to your suggestion noted below and assigned number 2011.34 upon receipt of your confirmation.

The ARIN Board of Trustees recently adopted a new fee schedule, effective 1 July 2013.

The adopted fee schedule is the result of many considerations, including input from multiple fee schedule consultations and suggestions such as this one.

As a result of the new fee schedule being announced, this suggestion is now closed.