Which ISPs are Qualified ?
I actually asked the same question in my *first* post regarding charging
for IP. I don't trust anyone enough to be collecting the money. The
only semi-reasonable thing I could think of would be to regularly
appoint an international charitable organization to
collect/receive/disburse the monies as they saw fit. This of course has
its own problems.
Any ideas what to do with collected monies and who would do the
Geoff Huston wrote:
> >> Oh, we'll build it, but the question is, can the vast number of
> >> people afford it?
> >> - paul
> >There's the rub:-) And this is the crux of the matter. I hate to start
> >recommending charging per IP address, or charging for table entries but
> >that may well become necessary. I mean, it is important enough to us to
> >be willing to PAY for it. I don't need or even want a /19, I just want
> >to be routeable so I can go through 2 or three different provider's.
> >Paying seems to be the easiest way to sort the mess out, though it
> >wouldn't conserve address space well unless you charge everyone who ever
> >got an IP assignment and encourage them to renumber or pay the price. A
> >lot of class B's behind firewalls would be turned in right away.
> Gee this sounds familiar. Yes you can use a charging mechanism to
> undertake distribution function. Indeed you can get most of the
> bits and pieces working in tune with engineering requirements.
> And, as you say, it will sort out a lot of this mess as you are using a payment
> function to do the task that is currently being undertaken
> using purely administrative functions which themselves tend to raise the ire
> of many in terms of consistency and appropriateness of the
> adminstrative function.
> So far so good.
> But what the hell do you do with the money that's collected?
> (and "Add to the NSF/NSI Internet Infrastructure Fund" is not considered
> a valid answer!)