[AusNOG] APNIC Slashes Costs for New Members
james at iroute.org
Fri Mar 1 19:05:09 EST 2013
Let's think a little of the benefits, rather than just the negatives.
The Internet is still developing in many parts of the AP region. Per capita there are many countries that have much less address space than those that arrived at the IP trough earlier. This is then coupled with a lower ability to pay the costs involved to get address space.
Lowering the cost was seen as a positive for the Internet and Internet users in general across the region.
On 01/03/2013, at 6:42 PM, Jared Hirst <jared.hirst at serversaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> True :) but still takes away space for no reason.
> Jared Hirst
> Servers Australia Pty Ltd
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> On 01/03/2013, at 6:22 PM, Bob Purdon <bobp at purdon.id.au> wrote:
>> On 1/03/2013 6:19 PM, Jared Hirst wrote:
>>> That's $36.00 per /24 / month... that's CHEAPER than buying IP's from an
>>> ISP / hosting provider.
>> Sounds like a win-win.
>> The consumer gets their space cheaper than they would from their hosting provider, and their hosting provider's space lasts longer because their customers aren't chewing it up :-)
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