[AusNOG] APNIC Slashes Costs for New Members

Mark Newton newton at atdot.dotat.org
Fri Mar 1 18:04:20 EST 2013

On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 05:47:26PM +1100, Jared Hirst wrote:

 > Sorry I mean people that have <128 IP's used can now apply for a /22

The exhaustion of IPv4 address space counts as a massive barrier
to entry for any industry or organization which requires portable
IPv4 address space.

I don't see why it's a bad thing to minimize that pain to the extent

The last /8 has enough /22's for 16384 new allocations.  Anyone 
with enough cash to be an APNIC member has been able to take a /22
from that pool ever since the "last /8" policy came into effect.
The only thing that has changed now is that the amount of money
has decreased.

If APNIC gets 16000-odd new members at A$1750 each, that's $28m
in additional annual revenue.  Buy up, Geoff deserves that Ferrari.

  - mark

  - mark

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