Your IPv4 addresses are a financial asset because the market for v4 address space is rising. The question is, for how long? Guest Lee Howard joins the IPv6 Buzz podcast crew to discuss the financial implications of selling IPv4 addresses. They also discuss the performance and operational benefits of moving to IPv6.
We currently have around 1.91 million IPv4 addresses remaining in our available pool. We expect to reach the end of this pool in the next few months, before the end of 2019. The exact date is not possible to predict as this depends on the rate at which new members/additional LIR accounts are opened.
Video will be up in a week, I’m sure.
ISPs are motivated to promote IPv6 to avoid CGN.
Content providers are motivated to promote IPv6 because it’s faster, and faster means (they say) they increase user engagement/sales/ad views.
So e-commerce sites should dual-stack and only sell IPv6 capable equipment. Maybe ISPs can test it for them.
If everyone works together, everyone can make more money. Complementary blog post with more detail at www.retevia.net/prisoner
Talk on Ripe.net: https://ripe73.ripe.net/archives/video/1457/
Interesting talk to watch… A thing or two to think about in the current internet when remembering the year Pakistan hijacked YouTube.