Geoff Huston G.Huston at aarnet.edu.au
Tue Sep 26 21:09:42 UTC 1995

>     there will be a cost associated with requesting address space: US
>     $10,000/year for Large ISPs ... US $2,500/year for Small ISPs ...
> >>  The category is self-determined by the organization.
> Everyone's going to classify themselves as the smallest, then...

dunno about that -  you are talking about rational behaviour vs Pride
and Vanity.

I'll back P & V any day!

>     Such an approach is perhaps not as clean as charging for IP address
>     space directly, but it does seem to be a reasonable compromise given
>     political and theological constraints. ... Note that you should stress
>     charging for registration services as opposed to charing for address
>     space. The latter is a political minefield that will simply muddy the
>     waters.
> If you vary your charge based on the size of the organization, how do you
> justify that in terms of what it takes you in internal resources? Surely a
> registration of a small ISP takes as much time/etc as a large one?
> I understand your hesitancy about the "charging for addresses" issue, but
> trying to effectively charge for addresses based on something nebulous like a
> varying registration fee based on organization size just isn't going to pass
> the "quack" test. People will see right through it... Heck, I don't mind
> charging for addresses, they are a limited resource. Use the money to fund
> IETF work.

Noel - you are reacting as a rational human being - the ISP world
doesn't necessarily act in that way!


More information about the NANOG mailing list