[ARIN-consult] discounting registration fees for IPv6 assignments

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Sun Oct 28 15:33:22 EDT 2012

On Oct 28, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com> wrote:
> I'd like to state for the record that I would officially support a policy proposal that offered a discount period for IPv6 registrations in order to increase uptake.

…except that we tried that experiment for, what, eight or ten years?  So if people weren't motivated by the discount-all-the-way-to-free, nor by the phasing-out of the discount over several years, do you really think they'd be motivated by it being discounted _again_, when they weren't the first time?

Essentially, I'm tired of special corner cases that are created to satisfy theoretical demands that might or might not exist on the part of hypothetical third parties.  Our policies are lousy with such loopholes, and our pricing was as well.  This pricing doesn't entirely fix the problem, but it certainly makes a good step in the right direction.

It doesn't fix the ridiculously-large volume discounts, but it makes a step in the right direction.

It doesn't get rid of the ISP/end-user distinction, but it makes a step in the right direction.


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