[ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Fri Mar 16 17:22:30 EDT 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net] On 
> Behalf Of Ted Mittelstaedt
> Sent: 16 March 2007 20:18
> To: Luke S. Crawford; Kevin Kargel
> Cc: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net]On 
> Behalf Of
> >Luke S. Crawford
> >Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 12:56 PM
> >To: Kevin Kargel
> >Cc: ppml at arin.net
> >Subject: Re: [ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown
> >
> >
> >
> >a solution that would avoid homesteading could  be to set up 
> a parabolic
> >increase in price.   Say, double the price of IPv4 
> allocations every 6
> >months.   I imagine my provider would start charging me 
> immediately for
> >my [currently free] ip addresses.  Of course, I would pass 
> those costs on
> >to my customers, and maybe even offer free IPv6 addresses, 
> such that a
> >customer could get a significant discount by using a 
> IPv6-only VPS.  I
> >imagine those would sell poorly at first, but after a year or two of
> >price increases, IPv6 with tunnels to the IPv4 world would 
> start to look
> >pretty good.
> The problem with this is that any of your competitors who have large
> blocks of unused space, are simply going to field those 
> cheaper addresses
> and put you out of business.  Or if they are a lot bigger 
> than you they are
> going to subsidize the newer more expensive IP numbers they 
> get, and still
> undercut you.  Then once your bankrupt, they will jack prices 
> up.  This
> is what the cable companies did to a lot of smaller DSL providers.
> If the Internet turns into a place where only the enormous 
> deep pockets
> can play, it will kill all the innovation on it and 
> eventually the customers
> will not be attracted to anything on it and will leave.  Is 
> that what you
> want?  It isn't what I want.
> Ted
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