[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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