Posted: Monday, 14 March 2016
At their meeting on 10 December 2015, the ARIN Board of Trustees adopted a new fee schedule that will be effective 1 July 2016. The new fee schedule is the outcome of a multi-year community consultation process and includes the following changes:
- Creation of four new service categories; 3X-small, 3X-large, 4X-large, and 5X-large; these are intended to further recover ARIN's costs across a broader set of service categories which more closely align with the benefits received
- Realignment of the IPv6 and IPv4 resource limits for each category to provide for more cost-effective IPv6 usage
- End user organizations may now choose to receive ARIN services via a Registration Services Plan (the same services and fee package provided to ISPs) – those which do so become ARIN Members (with associated voting rights in ARIN elections) as well as the capability to report reassignment information and/or provide utilization data via the Shared Whois Project (SWIP)
These changes further balance overall fees so that customers receiving comparable services are paying comparable fees where feasible, and also enable a reduction in many cases to the fees for smaller ISPs.
The pending Fee Schedule is available at:
ARIN has developed a tool to allow customers to view an estimate of their fees under the new schedule:
Please review the Fee Schedule FAQ for details on the changes:
If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a request via Ask ARIN while logged into your ARIN Online account.
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