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[ NNSquad ] Re: Predicting a black market in IPv4 addresses
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: [ NNSquad ] Re: Predicting a black market in IPv4 addresses
- From: Wes Felter <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:56:00 -0500
Whether the market is white or black, let's guess that the retail price
of an IPv4 address will increase from $1/month to roughly $10/month.
That isn't a lot of money, considering that you can run a fairly large
service on one address using load balancers.
" ... predict that many new servers will be IPv6-exclusive, gradually
isolating IPv4-only Internet users."
I predict that this will *not* happen. All public-facing services will
have IPv4; it's the "clients" who will be on IPv6 + DS-Lite. It's not
that bad of a scenario, since mostly everything will mostly work.
(Broadband providers swear that they wouldn't take IPv4 addresses away
from residential customers and sell those addresses to hosting
customers, but I'll believe that when I don't see it.)