ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net> writes:
    Ted> On 10/12/2010 11:02 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
    >> There are many discussions about how giving out address space
    >> does not cause deployment.  I agree that is is true for ISPs,
    >> which is largely who is involved in ARIN, and who care about
    >> routing table sizes.
    >> 
    >> It is not the same situation for enterprises.  Please see debate
    >> about non-connected IPv6 allocations starting about a year ago.
    >> 
    >> Few enterprises have any reason to deploy IPv6 today.  While the
    >> smart ones go and get some address space from a tunnel broker and
    >> use that as their "site-local" address space, this doesn't work
    >> for everyone.  (We had a long conversation about ULA-Random, and
    >> why it also doesn't suit everyone).
    >> 
    >> An enterprise which currently pays no fees to ARIN: either
    >> because they have no resources (or because they were an early
    >> adopter last time, and they have only Legacy resources), can not
    >> make a business case for getting IPv6 space.  Even that
    >> ridiculously low cost of $1250 is hard.
    >> 

    Ted> Correct.  They will use their IPv4 until it's worthless to
    Ted> connect to the Internet any further, then they will start
    Ted> paying the $1,250.00 USD a year.

    Ted> Might I suggest that ARIN consider instituting MONTHLY billing
    Ted> for these orgs?  Perhaps sticking them for $150.00 a month
    Ted> instead of $1250 a year?  Remember the pointy-haired boss
    Ted> directed Dilbert to purchase a new computer using about 20
    Ted> separate PO's for under $500 because that was his signing
    Ted> authority?  Maybe the same thing would work here, using the
    Ted> same principle?

Thank you, you said it better than I could.
$1250 is not very much, but it is enough that it prevents organizations
from getting it because of authorization levels required.

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