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Re: IPv6 End User Fee
From: Cutler James R <james.cutler () consultant com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:04:51 -0400

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 () 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 () 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 () 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 () consultant com





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