IPv6 End User Fee

William Pitcock nenolod at systeminplace.net
Fri Aug 3 20:00:52 CDT 2012


Hi!

On Aug 3, 2012, at 6:32 PM, "Otis L. Surratt, Jr." <otis at ocosa.com> wrote:

> By end user I mean hosting clients (cloud, collocation, shared, dedicated, VPS, etc.) of any sort. For example you have clients that would need....say /24 for their dedicated server. If you charge a $1.00/IP which is typical then you would lose that revenue if they converted to IPv6. If you didn't charge for IPv4 then you have nothing to to lose. 
> 

A possible revenue-recovery model would be to charge say $2 per IP for services below a certain resource threshold, for example 1gb vps or larger get free IPs and dedicated servers get free IPs.  This helps to increase margin as some people will upgrade to more expensive plans to get the free IPv4s.  In hosting you can just issue /128s on ipv6 and require upgrades to get larger allocations.

William

> Otis
> 
> ________________________________
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> From: Cutler James R [mailto:james.cutler at consultant.com]
> Sent: Fri 8/3/2012 3:48 PM
> To: Otis L. Surratt, Jr.
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: IPv6 End User Fee
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> On Aug 3, 2012, at 3:22 PM, "Otis L. Surratt, Jr." <otis at ocosa.com> wrote:
>> Anyone charging end users for IPv6 space yet? :p
>> 
>> <snip/>
>> Otis
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> I can't imagine that this would be anything but counterproductive.  End users are not interested in IPv6 - most would not recognize IPv6 if it fell out of their screen.  End users want working connectivity, not jargon. 
> 
> James R. Cutler
> james.cutler at consultant.com
> 
> 
> 

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