[ARIN-consult] [arin-announce] Fee Schedule Change Consultation

paul vixie paul at redbarn.org
Fri Nov 9 15:41:32 EST 2012

On 11/9/2012 8:13 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> ... I would encourage you to consider this simple math:
> I just got half way to election to a seat on the board, 73 votes out
> of a needed 138, based primarily on a single proposal: ARIN should not
> charge for IPv6 registration until the protocol is much more widely
> deployed and much more widely used.

i think you may be underestimating your credibility on the wider range
of issues affecting our community. you didn't need to mention any
specific proposal such as a continuation of the ipv6 fee waivers in
order to garner significant support in this or any election of industry

that having been said, we are past "ipv6 launch" and v6 is now available
full time from the deepest and
hottest content providers on the internet. a network operator who turns
on ipv6 will see significant traffic. v6 is no longer an experiment or a
toy, and its inevitability is no longer debatable.

continuing a fee waiver to support something that has clearly got legs,
can be argued to shift arin's cost burden onto non-ipv6 adopters, for no
imaginable advantage in terms of the rate of v6 deployment.


"I suspect I'm not known as a font of optimism." (VJS, 2012)

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