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Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

Alan Brown Silver badge

" ipv6's main selling point is extra address space, which isn't much of a carrot as long as enough ipv4 addresses remain available."

It's even less of a carrot if you can milk the artificial scarcity of address space caused by not moving off IPv4 and sell addresses for a premium.

There's the added factor of explaining to your shareholders that all those hideously expensive IPv4 /8s are now essentially valueless. Accountants don't like that.

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