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.
Updated: 20 July 2011
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.
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.