shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)

Pekka Savola pekkas at
Mon Mar 6 11:17:40 UTC 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> Let's say we put a price of $1 per year per IP address you want allocated to 
> you. For the people really using their IP addresses according to current 
> policy, this is nothing. For the people with historic allocations (/8 for 
> instance), they would really have to think if it's worth $16m to keep that 
> /8. Most likely scenario is that this would free up a lot of IPv4 address 
> space.
> If this causes migration to IPv6, well, so be it. I seriously doubt it, only 
> thing I think would happen is that we would free up IPv4 space and it would 
> live longer.

I'd love to see something like that (even better: charging by what 
you advertise).. but unfortunately, I don't think it'd happen, and if 
it did, I guess the main folks benefiting would be lawyers.. :)

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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