SP's and v4 block assignments

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Mar 18 17:49:01 CDT 2011


On Mar 18, 2011, at 2:11 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:

> Owen DeLong wrote:
>> I'll point out that Comcast charges $5/month for a static IP on their business circuits.
> 
> I get charged $6 for a static IP for a home internet connection (not a business account). Although in the Netherlands xs4all will give you one for free, so it depends.
> 
In the US, Comcast won't give you a static on a home connection. You have to subscribe to business
class service to get a static IP.

> I am wondering though, is it normal to charge around $5/month for rDNS on that IP? I'd say a one time fee for the effort of adding the record to the nameserver would be enough. But then maybe the consumer ISP gets charged by their ISP for rDNS.
> 
I've never had anyone charge me for hosting DNS or providing rDNS, but, I haven't needed anyone else
to do that for me in so long that I have no idea what is standard now.

>> This is not uncommon practice. I agree with you that it's undesirable, but, it's not uncommon
>> among the access networks.
> 
> I guess it's ok to expect a small fee when your consumer grade internet connection gets a static IP. Given that many large ISPs force you to get  a business account if you want a static IP, and a higher price.
> 
I think both practices are relatively despicable, but, widespread enough that perhaps I am in the minority.
Hopefully this will get better in IPv6.

Owen





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