[Community-Discuss] IPv6 Chapter 254

Noah noah at neo.co.tz
Fri Oct 14 12:39:32 UTC 2016

On 14 Oct 2016 15:23, "Saul Stein" <saul at enetworks.co.za> wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Saul

> As things stand:
> 1)      AFRINIC makes money from assigning v4 space

I doubt AFRINIC is in the business of making money.

What i understand is that for the organisation to sustain itself and
continue with its mandate, it needs to collect membership fees from those
who use number resources to run its operations and maily the
machinery/human capital.

What is also clear to me is that in the eventual deletion on IPv4 space,
those holding and using resources will still pay the price for them. IPv6
allocations which is currently not billed  shall be valued post IPv4 era.

So in terms of organisation sustainability, number resources usage
IPv4/IPv6 and ASN coupled with cost cutting will come in handy.

> 2)      If you had to stop allocating v4 space today, there’d be a
political uprising by many (and refer to above, AFRINIC would need to
update its financial model ASAP

Sounds like propaganda to me.

> 3)      As long as there is v4 space, people, due to human nature aren’t
going to do extra work and migrate to v6

True story.

> 4)      We know that v4 exhaustion as per other regions forces v6 adoption

True story.

> Basically a win-win situation. Let the v4 space go to LIRs who want/need

No, we need to be careful here especially when we hit softlanding.

There is a looming IPv$ tranfer market and fake cloud companies out there.

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