IPv6 End User Fee

Cutler James R james.cutler at consultant.com
Fri Aug 3 22:04:51 CDT 2012

I would say that the typical usage, at least here in the US, is that an End User is the one holding an iPhone or sitting at a computer watching the Olympics, and, ultimately, paying that last mile fee.

Even using your definition, the costs of connectivity (routers, wires, management) far exceeds the cost of addressing.  Given the quantity of numbers available for IP addressing, it is does not make economic sense to even construct a billing mechanism for IPv6 addressing beyond those of the LIRs, RIRs, etc. Purchase IPv6 connectivity includes the assumption of IPv6 addressing included.

On Aug 3, 2012, at 7:32 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.
> Otis
> 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
> 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
> >
> 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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