[ppml] Draft ARIN Recomendation on draft-ietf-ipv6-ula-centra l-00.txt, take 2

Hannigan, Martin hannigan at verisign.com
Sun Nov 14 16:55:37 EST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 5:38 PM
> To: Leo Bicknell; ppml at arin.net
> Subject: RE: [ppml] Draft ARIN Recomendation on
> draft-ietf-ipv6-ula-centra l-00.txt, take 2
> You wrote:"I have yet to see a reason
> to recomend to my employer to filter this block, and in fact see
> several reasons to encourage the early, widespread use of this block
> as it gets us and our customers out of paying fees.  Saving money
> is something my management understands well, and I suspect there
> are many other ISP's who would cooperate in order to save money as
> well."
> 1.  When you look at paying 18K a year for a large block of 
> V4 space....it
> seems like alot of money to some.
> However, when you look at the total cost of running an internet
> network...18K seems very miniscule.
> Unless I'm missing some other major fee's here....would this really be
> enough of a cost saver to push ISP's in the direction of 
> using V6 over V4?

I'm not sure why operators would push anyone to V6. It's not
their responsibility. The food chain for Internet services is

[ SNIP ] Note, I didn't quite get the quoting. Sorry if I'm dropping
these comments in the wrong place.

> From a business case point of view getting out from under the
> oppressive thumb of the registries who want to milk us each year
> for thousands of dollars just to publish a whois record is a very
> attractive proposition.

I read the ARIN financials that are public. I don't see an oppressive
milk machine. There is a large amount of cash on hand, but the
fees were reduced, probably for that reason.


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