[ARIN-consult] discounting registration fees for IPv6 assignments

P Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Sun Oct 28 15:59:14 EDT 2012


Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net> wrote:

>On Oct 28, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at netconsonance.com>
>> 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
>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.
>                                -Bill
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