[afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4

Mark Tinka 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 
across it.

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