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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPV6 Adoption

Graham Beneke graham-ml at
Fri Mar 28 14:36:08 UTC 2008

Mark J Elkins wrote:
> Agreed. I'm also surprised by the lack of take-up of IPv6 address 
> allocations.  Perhaps AfriNIC could add incentive by not billing 
> anything for holding IPv6 address space (still charge the initial fee) 
> until we run out of IPv4. That way - it doesn't matter if people get 
> address space now or later - everyone starts to pay at the same time.
> This should not effect the income stream of AfriNIC because the same 
> people will still be paying for IPv4 addresses - for quite a few years 
> still...
> If its not going to effect the bean-counters of the IPS's that the 
> Techies work for - Techies will get their addresses.
> If Techies have their IPv6 allocations/assignments - they'll want to 
> play with them.
> Things may just happen (snowball) a little faster.

There is a lot of enthusiasm and interest in IPv6 amongst the 
techies/enthusiasts/tinkerers/early adopters who are involved in the 
JAWUG project. However there is no enthusiasm to spend the money 
required to obtain global unicast addressing resources.

At this stage I think it is very clear that we need to be nurturing any 
enthusiasm that exists for IPv6. I would support any policies/fees 
schedules that would promote this further.

Graham Beneke
Apolix Internet Services
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