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Re: shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)
Thus spake <Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com>
You assume that there will be a source of free and plentiful IPv6 addresses. AFAIK, none of them are rent-free, and they're not even available unless you have the clue and resources to prented to be an LIR.Let's face it, IPv6 is close enough to IPv4 that any attempt to put a price on IPv4 addresses will simply cause a massive migration to free and plentiful IPv6 addresses.
So, unless there's policy change, most end-user orgs will have no choice but to pay the market rate for IPv4 addresses. Spot markets are good when demand is elastic, but we're faced with a market that has growing inelastic demand that will outstrip fixed supply in a decade. Capitalism doesn't handle that well.
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