New ARIN ipv6 allocation policies

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Wed Sep 6 23:17:46 CEST 2006

On 6-sep-2006, at 22:42, Doug Barton wrote:

>> There is some chicken-and-egg thing here.  Market demand is low, so
>> (still too many) ISPs ignore IPv6, so outreach isn't very good, ...

>> As long as enterprise customers don't seriously demand IPv6  
>> connectivity,
>> things won't change very much, I'm afraid.  Enthusiasts already  
>> have v6...

> Voila!

For now...

There are currently 1353.47 million IPv4 addresses unused and the big  
telcos and cablecos in North America and Europe are gobbling them up  
by the millions. One day three to five years from now, people will  
start telling each other that IP addresses are really running out  
after all and then the fun will start.

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