Akamai charges for IPv6 support?

Clayton Zekelman clayton at MNSi.Net
Mon Aug 18 17:08:19 UTC 2014

Just thinking aloud, they may justify it based on 
the fact that many ISPs they have colocated 
servers with do not support IPv6 yet, so they end 
up having to send that traffic through more costly routes.

That argument is a bit hollow though - they 
should be taking a leadership role in adoption, 
rather than putting up roadblocks.

At 12:56 PM 18/08/2014, Mehmet Akcin wrote:
>I meant to ask. Did you ask akamai why they 
>would be charging for ipv6? Is there any logical 
>reason other than just wanting to make little 
>more money, that makes them have to charge for ipv6?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Aaron Hopkins" <lists at die.net>
>Sent: ‎8/‎18/‎2014 9:53 AM
>To: "Mehmet Akcin" <mehmet at akcin.net>
>Cc: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
>Subject: RE: Akamai charges for IPv6 support?
>On Mon, 18 Aug 2014, Mehmet Akcin wrote:
> > What did they say when you asked them(Akamai)?
>I quoted their response in my mail; sorry if that wasn't clear.  They
>offered to enable IPv6 service for a non-trivial monthly recurring fee,
>which they offered to send me a revised contract to include.
> > I would imagine ipv6 to be included in price not an additional fee.
>I was surprised to find that wasn't the case.
>                                      -- Aaron


Clayton Zekelman
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