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[AfriNIC-rpd] IP address management practices/guidelines for ISPs

McTim dogwallah at
Wed Mar 4 15:06:22 UTC 2009

On 3/4/09, SM <sm at> wrote:
> At 02:58 04-03-2009, Ernest - (AfriNIC) wrote:
> > We have put together a document titled:
> >
> >   "Recommended Best Practices to AfriNIC region LIRs and
> >    ISPs for managing and assigning IPv4 address space to
> >    their customers."
> >
>  The document recommends that the "cost" of IP addresses should be
> reasonable in comparison with the membership fees charged by AfriNIC.  The
> yearly charge for an IPv4 address is approximately USD 0.40 (/24) and USD
> 0.20 (/16).  If an ISP charges its customers over twenty times the amount,
> for example USD 10.00, for an IPv4 address, is that considered as
> outrageous?

Not if it recovers an LIRs cost of running the LIR.  COsts of running
an LIR can be more than the "yearly charge for an IPv4 address".



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