[arin-ppml] simple question about money

Joe Baptista baptista at publicroot.org
Sun Jun 8 11:09:00 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Brian Reid <reid at mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>

> Given how much IPv6 address space exists, why is it so damned expensive? I
> decided it was time to turn up IPv6 connectivity to my world, but when I
> went to look at prices for buying even a small block of portable address
> space I realized I couldn't afford it.

a lot of people feel just like you.  they want to try out ipv6 - but when
they realize the resource costs they quickly shy away for various reasons
all associated with the extraordinary cost - which simply can't be

> Given that this is a fictitious resource, and that there is no intrinsic
> cost, ARIN should be charging about 1/100th of their listed prices for it.
> Is there a legitimate reason for the ultra-high prices? Is ARIN owned by
> Prada?

Of course there is no legitimate reasons for the ultra-high prices.  It is
simply a question of how much they can get away with before the community
gives them the finger.  Which I think it already has by rejecting ipv6 as a
viable vehicle.

If I were IANA Iwould be giving away allocations just to get people moving
on the transition to ipv6.  The goal to ensure every user has their own ipv6

joe baptista

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