Initial ARIN IPv4 membership and resource request

Dear NANOG, does someone here have a breakdown of the initial ARIN fees / cost assuming I’ll be requesting an initial block of /22 IPv4 resource?



See ARIN's official fee schedule at:

Hi Nathanael, I will respond to you off list. Thanks

John Sweeting, Sr.Dir RSD, ARIN

You do realize that there aren’t any resources available to request right?

You’re correct, but he’ll still need approval to go through legit markets, and to get in line for a direct allocation.


No v4 resources to speak of, but it’s a little late in the day to be worrying about that anyway.


A v6 /22 would be a neat announcement ...

lol thatvis something i missed in the portal… well thanks anyways… :grin:

They do still have some limited v4 resources available to help deploy IPv6. A new ISP can still get a /24 that way. Obviously that's not going to do much aside from let you deploy IPv6 in a non-trivial service provider deployment, but then that's kinda the point.

So it's not NO v4 resources...more like extremely limited.

ARIN's free pool ran out on September 24, 2015.

You can of course join the waiting list for whatever it's worth:

Surprisingly, addresses do get returned to the free pool and are re-assigned to people on the waiting list.

ARIN won’t issue a /22 of IPv6. You can get a /20 or a /24 if you meet the qualifications, but a /22 isn’t on a nibble boundary and ARIN stopped issuing non-nibble-aligned blocks several years ago.

Sure, if you get a /20, you can announce it as /22s.

To put the qualifications in perspective, you’d have to be pretty massive to get to the /20 stage.

I”ve done address work for three relatively large organizations that qualified for /24s (one each). While I can easily imagine some organizations (mostly very large oligopolous eye-ball ISPs) needing larger than /20 even, especially if they respected their customers with /48s as they should, there are very few networks that large.


While it’s a possibility, I wouldn’t bet my business on the continued availability of resources through that process at this point.


To put it into perspective, the waiting list has people on it from over 18 months ago albeit asking for comparatively large blocks. There are wait-listed requests for a /24, the smallest they'll deal in via that process, that are getting close to a year old.

With how much IPv4 space is now worth in the specified recipient transfer market, I would suspect almost everybody with existing space will be making use of that with ARIN basically getting "returned" space largely via people failing to pay their ARIN fees.