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The IPv6 Transition: How Much Will It Cost?

Feb 07, 2011, 18:02 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"What does it actually cost to move to IPv6? That's the final question that was posed this week at the official ceremony marking the end of IPv4 address space.

"The free pool of available IPv4 address space is now gone and with it is coming a renewed push for IPv6. Moving to IPv6 may involve complexities and challenges, not the least of which could be cost.

""The cost is one of these items that each actor, depending on what role they play in the Internet, needs to address and everyone has their own role," John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) said. "The fact of the matter is that we've known about this transition and there are a lot of parties that have actively deployed IPv6."

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