shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)
stephen at sprunk.org
Mon Mar 6 15:25:00 UTC 2006
Thus spake <Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com>
> Let's face it, IPv6 is close enough to IPv4 that any
> attempt to put a price on IPv4 addresses will simply
> cause a massive migration to free and plentiful IPv6
You assume that there will be a source of free and plentiful IPv6 addresses.
AFAIK, none of them are rent-free, and they're not even available unless you
have the clue and resources to prented to be an LIR.
So, unless there's policy change, most end-user orgs will have no choice but
to pay the market rate for IPv4 addresses. Spot markets are good when
demand is elastic, but we're faced with a market that has growing inelastic
demand that will outstrip fixed supply in a decade. Capitalism doesn't
handle that well.
Stephen Sprunk "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723 people. Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS smart people who disagree with them." --Aaron Sorkin
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