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      APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy
      proposal:
      
      
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      Final call for comments: [prop-022-v001]
      "A proposal to abolish redundant charges in IPv6 allocations"
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      This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-022-v001] "A
      proposal to abolish redundant charges in IPv6 allocations".
      
      This proposal was presented at APNIC 18 and the following consensus was
      reached:
      
           "to implement the proposal to remove multiple fees charged for the
            same IPv6 address range in allocations made to NIRs"
      
      This proposal is now submitted to the sig-policy mailing list for an eight
      week discussion period. At the end of that period, if consensus appears to
      have been achieved, the Chair of the NIR SIG will ask the Executive Council
      to endorse the proposal for implementation.
      
      
      *   Send all comments and questions to:   <sig-nir at apnic dot net>
      *   Deadline for comments:                  12 November 2004
      
      _____________________________________________________________________
      
      Proposal details
      _____________________________________________________________________
      
      
      Introduction:
      
      This paper proposes to revise a method of calculating IPv6 per address fee
      so that multiple fees charged for the same address range 
      will
      be abolished.
      
      Summary:
      
      "Per address fee" is the fee charged for allocations which NIRs or NIR
      members receive. Therefore, per address fee should only be charged 
      for
      newly allocated ranges.
      
      However, the current per address fee scheme defined in APNIC-081 "APNIC 
      Fee
      Schedule: Membership Tiers, Fees, and Descriptions" ,leads to multiple
      charges for the same address range in IPv6 allocations. The following 
      how it
      is defined in the document:
      
      APNIC-081 "APNIC Fee Schedule: Membership Tiers, Fees, and Descriptions"
         3.4.3  IPv6 address space
      
               For an allocation of IPv6 address space, the total per-
               address fee is calculated for the prefix allocated according
               to the number of addresses which should be utilised according
               to an HD-Ratio of 0.80.
      
               (snip..)
      
               In the case of an allocation which includes a previously
               allocated block of addresses, the total fee calculation is
               based on the size of the prefix allocated, regardless of the
               previous allocation.
      
      Under this scheme, NIRs will be charged for the address space which had 
      been
      previously charged when they receive subsequent allocations which are
      contiguous from previous allocations(see the chart below).
      
      +-----+
      | /32 |
      +-----+
        (new allocation)
        (charge)
      
      
      +-----------+
      |    /31    |
      +-----------+
               (new allocation - /32)
        (charge)
      
      +--------------------------+
      |           /30            |
      +--------------------------+
                     (new allocation - /31)
        (charge)
      
      As a result, NIRs must either come up with a way to cover the redundant
      charge without charging their memebrs, or apply the same scheme to their
      members. JPNIC applies the same scheme, but we are unable to make a
      reasonable justification.
      
      Furtheremore, it  leads to LIRs which conserve address space(requesting 
      for
      small allocations as a start) have to
      pay more fee than LIRs which request for large allocations  at once:
      
      (case-1) /32 initially, then upgrade to /31, /30, until /29
      
        Initial allocation (/32)              : 7,132 * per address fee
        Second allocation (/32, /31 in total) : 12,417 * per address fee
        Third allocation (/31, /30 in total)  : 21,619 * per address fee
        Fourth allocation (/30, /29 in total) : 37,641 * per address fee
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
        Fee total                             : 78,809 * per address fee
      
      
      (case-2) /29 initial allocation
      
        Initial allocation (/29) : 37,641 * per address fee
      
      Situation:
      
      N/A
      
      Details:
      
      The proposal is to replace APNIC-081 as below;
      
      
         3.4.3  IPv6 address space
      
               For an allocation of IPv6 address space, the total per-
               address fee is calculated for the prefix allocated according
               to the number of addresses which should be utilised according
               to an HD-Ratio of 0.80.
      
               (snip..)
      
               In the case of an allocation which includes a previously
               allocated block of addresses, the total fee calculation is
               based on the difference in the number of /48s  corresponding
               to HD-ratio 0.8, between the previous allocation and the new
               allocation.
      
               For example, the total per-address fee payable for an
               allocation of /30 including previous /32 allocation to a "Very
               Large" member is calculated as:
      
                  (21,619 - 7,132) x $ 0.03 = $ 434.61
      
               Note: The number of /48s for /32 under HD ratio 0.8:  7,132
                     The number of /48s for /30 under HD ratio 0.8: 21,619
      
      Pros/Cons:
      
      Adopting the proposed method of fee calculation would lead to:
      
      Advantages
      1) Multiple fees will no longer be charged for the same address range.
      
      2) Same fee will be charged in total regardless of the size of past
      allocations.
      
      (case-1') /32 initially, then upgrade to /31, /30, until /29
      
        Initial allocation (/32)              : 7,132 * per address fee
        Second allocation (/32, /31 in total) : (12,417-7,132) * per address 
      fee
        Third allocation (/31, /30 in total)  : (21,619-12,417) * per address 
      fee
        Fourth allocation (/30, /29 in total) : (37,641-21,619) * per addless 
      fee
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
        Fee total                             : 37,641 * per address fee
      
      
      (case-2') /29 initial allocation
      
        Initial allocation (/29) : 37,641 * per address fee
                                    = case-1'
      
      Disadvantages:
      
      None.
      
      Effect on APNIC:
      
      No effect on APNIC members.
      
      Effect on NIRs:
      
      NIRs(and indirectly, NIR members) are no longer required to
      pay multiple per address fee for the same address range.
      
      
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      References
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      Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links to
      relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are
      available at:
      
            http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/proposals/prop-022-v001.html
      
      
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