ARIN IP6 policy for those with legacy IP4 Space

William Herrin bill at
Thu Apr 8 13:22:29 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Mr. James W. Laferriere
<babydr at> wrote:
>> And, really, even if the fee for your /48 (X-small category) assignment
>> maintenance fee went up to $1250/yr to match the current allocation
>> maintenance fee table, would that really be "significant" in the grand
>> scheme of things?
>> S
>        Try that fee while trying to make a living in a depressed econimic
> region JUST for an ipv4 /24 Assignment .  I don't make enough to cover that


Not much sympathy for folks crying the blues about the cost of an
address assignment that they're going to turn around and announce into
the DFZ...

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM,  <bmanning at> wrote:
>        What, if any, plan exists to improve the utilization density of the
>        existant IPv4 pool?


ARIN has implemented a structure to facilitate IPv4 address transfers
should an open market come to exist. Between an address market and the
ever more creative use of NAT, it should be possible for IPv4
addressing to continue after free pool depletion as a zero-sum game.
Exactly how long is a matter of debate with speculation ranging from
months to decades.

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> What, exactly do you find so onerous in the LRSA?


ARIN's unilateral right under the LRSA to reclaim my addresses in the
event of a dispute bugs me a tad, as does similar verbiage sprinkled

> Would it be equally onerous if ARIN simply stopped providing RDNS for you?

Probably not. SMTP is the only major service any more that cares. But
that's immaterial; ending RDNS for legacy registrants has been an
empty threat from the day the notion was first hatched.

Bill Herrin

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