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IPv4 Exhaustion: Industry Leaders Give Their Opinion!

Every month, LowEndBox puts a question in front of hosting industry leaders and LEB community providers, who are invited to comment and offer their perspective.  Our goal is to stimulate discussion around important issues in the industry, inform our readership, and help other providers so the community as a whole benefits.  If you have a question you’d like to put to the round table, please submit it to us!

This month’s question:

As early as 2008, we were seeing doom-and-gloom articles about how the industry was almost out of IPv4addresses, yet here we are in 2021 and VPS prices with ipv4 are cheaper than ever.  What if any effect has ipv4address exhaustion had on your company?

 

 

Jay, CEO of NexusBytes

It has definitely been more of a concern from time to time. We continue to invest into acquiring IPv4 through direct source and brokers, in an effort to future proof ourself.

We have been very cautious when it comes to giving away IP and one of the many reason we focus on selling bigger plans instead of smaller one.

However, contrary to the popular belief, there’s still plenty of resources available across all the RIR that would eventually become available. There are companies with unused /8 blocked, that eventually would be revoked. Spam networks would eventually be forced to give up their allocation as well. At the same time, bigger players such as Amazon and Azure are also investing heavily and stocking up.

While IPv6 is the future, that future is quite far away.

 

Dustin Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd

I’ve always been a firm believer that there’s plenty of IPv4 space available in the market place (despite what the media/news portrays), and to this day, we have access to large amounts of IPv4 addresses like never before. While it is true that certain RIR’s have stopped issuing new allocations, there is also an abundance of aftermarket activity, as well as existing ISP’s who have IPv4 allocations that are unused. We leverage our upstream’s, and also cater to customers who are after diversity, and successfully do so. We also leverage partnerships and lease IPv4 through third parties. Our rates are aggressive on IPv4 as a result of our large scale and commitments that we’re able to take on, and as such, we’re able to extend these savings down to our customers.

Worldwide adoption for IPv6 will continue to be slow. Providers often times recognize this too, and help stimulate the IP economy by leasing out their excess IPv4 space, and/or providing their ranges at aggressive rates.

For those who are looking for dedicated servers with large IPv4 allocations, i.e. dedicated servers with /24, dedicated servers with 16x /28, or even dedicated servers with 32x /29 IPv4 allocations, RackNerd can accommodate both your diversity and IPv4 requirements at affordable prices! Take a look at RackNerd’s large IPv4 allocation dedicated servers.

 

Stacey Talieres, Director of Marketing, InterServer

The articles from 2008 did in fact predict the depletion of IPv4 allocations correctly. All regions such as APNIC, ARIN, AfriNIC and RIPE were exhausted by around 2011. Currently there are some hosting companies definitely sitting pretty on large amount of allocations. Other hosts followed the rules and requested only the appropriate amount needed. As of right now (April 2021) the cost per IP address is $28. As allocations are further depleted and hosts are forced to purchase IPv4 on the open market it will inevitably lead to the cost of a VPS to increase. On the flip side its quite possibly that the cost of a VPS with IPv6 ONLY could go down to offset the increase associated with IPv4. InterServer is considering offering a discount to customers that opt out of ipv4 when ordering a VPS.

 


Thank you to all of our providers for participating this month!

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raindog308

I’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

terminology – Is there a common industry term to describe moving a task down in priority to an undefined “later” time?

A note for the moderators: this question is looking for INDUSTRY terminology (like SCRUM, Spike, Big O, Visitor Patter, etc) terminology, not opinions about how I should speak.

Let’s say that in our ticketing system a task will involve doing A, B, C, and D.

While doing the task, I find that doing C will require too large an investment for now and is not very high priority.

I have been saying something like “Let’s do A, B, and D, but I think we should punt on C for now”.

I looked up “punt on” and it seems to mean only to “not do”, not to put off until later. At least that’s what the results in Google told me.

Am I using “punt on” wrong? Is there a better term for this?

terminology – Is there an INDUSTRY STANDARD term to describe moving a task down in priority to an undefined “later” time?

A note for the moderators: this question is looking INDUSTRY STANDARD (like SCRUM, Big O, Visitor Patter, etc) terminology, not opinions about how I should speak.

Let’s say that in our ticketing system a task will involve doing A, B, C, and D.

While doing the task, I find that doing C will require too large an investment for now and is not very high priority.

I have been saying something like “Let’s do A, B, and D, but I think we should punt on C for now”.

I looked up “punt on” and it seems to mean only to “not do”, not to put off until later. At least that’s what the results in Google told me.

Am I using “punt on” wrong? Is there a better term for this?

Can an industry study help in SEO

An industry study can give insight about a particular industry. But can an industry study be of any help in search engine optimisation. What role exactly can an industry study play in search engine optimisation. In what ways can it be useful for search engine optimisation.

Industry Round Table: BitCoin and Price Volatility

Every month, LowEndBox puts a question in front of hosting industry leaders and LEB community providers, who are invited to comment and offer their perspective.  Our goal is to stimulate discussion around important issues in the industry, inform our readership, and help other providers so the community as a whole benefits.  If you have a question you’d like to put to the round table, please submit it to us!

This month’s question:

Do you take Bitcoin (or other Cryptocurrency)?  If yes, how do you deal with the wild changes in value we’ve seen recently.  If you don’t take it, why not?

 

Jay, CEO of NexusBytes

As a global business, a lot of our family members are from countries, where Credit/Debit card comes with hefty international transaction fees and paypal isn’t an option. Crypto currency fulfills that void. Here at Nexus Bytes, we accept major crypto currency such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Etherium and Bitcoin Cash.

Crypto currency is yet to become a stable flat currency, that we could rely on to perform day to day transactions. To most, this is still an asset rather than currency, with real world value. Which also creates a volatile market, where the currency loses stability.

Here at Nexus Bytes, we usually (and almost always instantly) convert and withdraw expense portion of the currency to USD. We convert the rest to BTC and keep the remainder (profit) as future investment and let it ride the wave.

 

Dustin Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd

RackNerd who was voted #1 as LowEndTalk’s top provider accepts cryptocurrency payments via Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, and ZCash.

It goes without saying that cryptocurrency’s value is constantly variable and dynamic, and while at some times, what an end-user pays you via cryptocurrency today may go up in value tomorrow, as a company you should also be prepared if it were to go the other direction. A handful of transaction’s potential variable amount should not impact your health as a company – and I think that also improves with scale as you continue to grow as a company.

The number one reason why businesses fail today is because their ideas/products weren’t sold quickly enough, AND in quantities high enough. You need to have both margin and volume in order to run a sustainable business that can weather any economic impact. In my last guest post here, I went over 5 tips on how to succeed and expand as a business in 2021, and how you can continue to expand your business even during COVID-19 times. In conclusion, you can monitor your cryptocurrency transactions to see the value change on a day-by-day basis and take actions based on what you as a company are comfortable with, or alternatively – some payment processors may offer the ability to immediately convert the cryptocurrency payment from the end-user to USD for you.

 

Justin Blanchard, CMO of ServerMania

ServerMania accepts Bitcoin as the only form of cryptocurrency, however, customers must speak to a sales agent when placing the order to receive instructions on how to complete the payment. This is an easy process that can be completed through live chat, ticket or over the phone at the time of checkout.

Bitcoin’s current exchange rate will be charged at the time of submitting the order. For example, if the request is being made on a Saturday the order may not be processed until Monday (during sales hours), so charges would reflect Monday’s Bitcoin exchange rate.

We will be placing more of a priority on building a module for Bitcoin on our order form once we see the increase in demand from Bitcoin paying customers.

 

Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp

As you probably know, we don’t sell cloud hosting, instead we enable hosts to sell cloud – and looking at our data since 2010, some of our customers do offer crypto as an option alongside traditional currencies, but mainstream currencies are still most popular. But, that stuff isn’t important.

What’s important about crypto is that it’s an enabler for hosts. It’s a way to escape the clutches of VISA, Mastercard, Paypal. I bet most people reading this have been kicked from their payment provider at some point, or they’ve had funds frozen. That’s because of chargebacks from “establishment” payment systems, or KYC, or because of content restrictions etc. But if you think about “how to implement payment” in the first place, the point is: not everyone finds it easy to get a bank account, let alone a payment provider.

I’m not trying to pick on specific countries, but what if you’re an entrepreneur in Indonesia, for example? You have a great idea, you have a USP, you have your infra and your service… but you’re forced to go with a payment solution that’s charging you 3-5%, your 2checkout for example. You’re a start-up, it isn’t sustainable. With BTC it can either be fully P2P, or a middle-man situation with a commission that’s more like 0.1%.

If hosts start accepting BTC, then BTC starts becoming part of the ecosystem. And in terms of fluctuation, you have options there too: stablecoin, for example. Crypto isn’t mainstream yet – it will be a while before your average head of accounts or CFO is looking to pay their invoices with cryptocurrency – but it will happen. Has to.

 


Thank you to all of our providers for participating this month!

If you have a question you’d like to put to the round table, please submit it to us!

raindog308

I’m Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

seo – Dynamic Serving via ‘vary http’: Is still valid? Why the industry prefer full responsive websites instead?

I have a client that asked me to develop a website using a dynamic serving technique, basically he uses the vary http header in order to serve different versions of the front-end discerning them based on the user-agent of the client.

So for example a light version could be served for mobile devices, where a heavy one (with more CSS) could be served to a desktop pc browser.

I’m sure that this technique could be a good solution, for example I can prevent a mobile device to download css with media queries that it won’t use anyway, and also avoid to download parts of html that I would eventually hide on mobile (Google says that it’s not considered cloacking as long as content data is similar).

But besides the duplicate logic, because in the long run you’ll need to maintain 2 different frontend views, so changes will always be twice (on the mobile and on the desktop version), I’m wondering if it’s still considered a valid approach, since I don’t found too much information (and not recent information about it).

Furthermore, I’m fully aware that responsive web development is a valid way to go but is my client right when he says that with responsive frontend the mobile device still needs to download the full css bundle?

Any suggestions or insights will be really appreciated!

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