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[AFRINIC-rpd] Questions about AfriNIC's fee structure

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Fri Jan 25 15:39:30 UTC 2013

Hi All,


Again, I post to this list since it's the most active and since this isn't
really a service related issue, its more related to the billing side of


Am I the only one who find's the new End-Site fee structures as published at
to be extremely misleading.


IP address blocks are in powers of 2, you *cannot* allocate 1023 addresses
on a CIDR boundary properly, and since assignments are done in blocks of
/24, there is no way you can allocate 1023 addresses. You can allocate 256,
512, 768 or 1024. meaning that "Mini End User" can have 3 /24s (768
addresses), or automatically falls into the Extra Small category the moment
they go to a /22.  The same applies all the way down the table below Micro
End User. 


It's *extremely* misleading in what it shows there, and could lead to mass
confusion.  Why is this not specified in CIDR boundaries like the rest of
the stuff?  Can AfriNIC please clarify this and can this be rectified to be
specified in what is standard notation, that being proper CIDR bit prefix's
in aggregated blocks.




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