We are moving to a new datacenter in about 5 weeks. Currently my plan is to have the ISP give me a new /24 of IP's, since my current IP's are owned by the old datacenter. I was thinking to get a /24 from ARIN instead, so that I own it. Initially i would only "route" it through the one ISP that i'm using and rely on all of their redundancies, but in the future I can always add another ISP, change ISP's, etc while keeping my IP's.
Does anyone have experience getting an IP block and know how long it takes, how much headache/paperwork i have to go through, and if there are any costs beyond $1250 a year?
Justifying the IP's is no problem... but if this is an 8-10 week process that will drive me crazy or cost a fortune, maybe i should avoid it?