[afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4
mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Fri Jun 1 20:08:52 SAST 2012
On Friday, June 01, 2012 07:55:30 PM maina.noah at ipv6.or.tz
> I mean, i think AfriNIC needs to do something about this
> even though as an RIR its not their mandate to hunt down
> such operators but i think its high time we had some
> policies that seriously discourage the sale of number
> resources, because i don't sincerely think the cost for
> LIR membership to utilize number resources for business
> is a justification for reaping customers off their $$$.
Noah, while the issue about whether ISP's should charge
their customers for IP addresses that are assigned to them
is one that constantly comes up, this is not so much about
charging for IPv6 addresses as it is charging for IPv6
connectivity differently from IPv4.
Example - customer is paying ISP US$100 for a 100Mbps
service today. Tomorrow, customer wants to turn-up IPv6 on
the same interface and ISP says, "Well, if you want IPv6,
I'll charge you 50% extra of what you're paying now, on
It is such ISP's who practice this that will not get very
Now, if a customer is asking for a pure IPv6 circuit on
another port to the same ISP, that's another matter. But if
the customer is asking for a dual-stack service, then there
is absolutely no reason to add a surcharge to run IPv6
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