We have a potential new client that is intereted in obtaining multiple class C /24 blocks of our IP space for a cluster of servers he is ordering.
We typically change for the extra IP addresses over and above the standard allocations given, such as a /28, /27, etc. at the rate of $1 each per month.
In this particular case, the customer says he needs the addresses for shell, microhosting, etc.
How much do you guys think is a fair and resonable figure for these extra blocks? Should the charges be on a recurring basis, or a one-time larger fee?
Keep in mind that we have paid ARIN for a direct allocation of IP space, and there are maintance fees involved. Space also needs to be justified on an as-needed basis as well. We can just tell ARIN that we need a /16 "just because" etc..
The norm seems to be $1/mth per IP which probably is a good pricing. It is affordable enough for those who needs it and expensive enough to prevent its misused as people would think twice about opting for more if they do not need to use it.
Or you could opt to allocate per IP block of 8 for say $6/mth.
This also helps pay for any cost involved on your end to maintain the systems to support the IP allocation.
Well what, ARIN charges $2250 a year for a /20, so that's $0.56 per IP per year, then tack on administration costs, etc. The lowest charge I'd do is $0.25 each per month, but that's only for say a full /24, so $64 a month for a /24. Might even do a little lower than that....
This is what we want to basically know. We try our best to be as competitive as possible, and would like to know what others (such as nocster) charge for that space. We are not here to overcharge customers, but be able to determine a resonable figure for such commodities.
Originally posted by KarlZimmer Well what, ARIN charges $2250 a year for a /20, so that's $0.56 per IP per year, then tack on administration costs, etc. The lowest charge I'd do is $0.25 each per month, but that's only for say a full /24, so $64 a month for a /24. Might even do a little lower than that....
Its actually $2500, if i'm not mistaken? Nonetheless, we charge $50/mo for a /26 which most consider to be a bit on the high end (breaks down to just less than $1/IP/mo).
If the customer is buying other services in bulk, I wouldn't see a reason for not reducing this as low as $0.25/IP/mo as had been previously reccomended.