SP's and v4 block assignments

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Tue Mar 15 10:31:04 CDT 2011

In a message written on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:13:51AM -0400, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> As for your first sentence, it is true, I Am Not An Isp. :)
> However, I do get space from providers, and it is not at all normal
> for the provider to ask us for money.  But then, maybe we are
> special.

I think the type of service being purchased is the difference.  When
buying DS-3 and up I've almost never seen providers charge for IP's.
A few have a one time fee to provision, but no ongoing monthly.

However, in the DSL/Cable Modem/WISP world, and to some degree in
the small scale hosting world (think the < $100/month plans) it
seems totally common to charge fees for IP's.  One static for $10,
a /29 for $30, etc.

I think the issue with many of the low end plans is you are in a
situation where if the customer calls in the support cost exceeds
your profit for some number of years, and thus if they call in for
static IP's / more IP's you charge them to recover those costs.

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 826 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/attachments/20110315/c259af13/attachment.bin>

More information about the NANOG mailing list