[ARIN-consult] discounting registration fees for IPv6 assignments

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Sun Oct 28 15:40:48 EDT 2012

On Oct 28, 2012, at 12:33 PM, Bill Woodcock wrote:
> …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?

After pretty much sitting on my haunches waiting for a chance to deploy IPv6 in a production network for ten years, I understand your frustration. But the fact is that nobody saw the need before. Now the IPv4 runout is big headline news in the Wall Street Journal.  Now is different from then.  Now it might gain attention.

> 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.

I understand completely, and I'm fine either way. I was just curious if others thought it was worth a jaunt.

Jo Rhett
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