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

David Conrad drc at
Wed Mar 4 19:08:53 UTC 2009

The price depends on the market not the operating cost.  For example,  
in the US, on one particularly large consumer Internet provider, the  
price for a static IP address works out to US$7/_month_.


On Mar 4, 2009, at 8:39 AM, SM wrote:

> At 07:06 04-03-2009, McTim wrote:
>> 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".
> I used the yearly charge and did not take capital and operational  
> costs into account.  An ISP could show that the running costs  
> requires setting the "cost" of an IPv4 address to USD 100.00.  That  
> would push the customer to use NAT instead of globally unicast IPv4  
> addresses which is against the intent of the guidelines to  
> discourage abusive NAT usage.
> The table below gives a rough approximate "cost" of an IPv4 address  
> in some countries:
> U.S.A.      USD  5.00
> Canada      USD  5.00
> U.K.        USD 10.00
> Switzerland USD 12.00
> Australia   USD  3.00
> Regards,
> -sm
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