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Topic # 86417 6-Jul-2011 12:52
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Is it possible to get just a static IP by itself, without having the internet pack?

$20 a month is justified for the extra services you get (hosting & email addresses) but these are of no use to me - I just want the static IP.

Would be nice to have a similar price point of WxC - $10 a month just for the static ip.

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  Reply # 490028 6-Jul-2011 13:06
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I'm in the same boat, gave VF a call and seems thats its the price and thats that......




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  Reply # 490029 6-Jul-2011 13:07
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Why do they really need to charge for just a static IP? Most broadband customers have an IP assigned constantly anyway (Who turns their broadband modem off?)




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  Reply # 490036 6-Jul-2011 13:22
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Can you using dynamic dns instead of a static ip?
http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

Lots of routers actually have a ddns client built in to update the hostname whenever the ip address changes.

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  Reply # 490038 6-Jul-2011 13:27
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with APNIC being out of IPv4's, static v4's won't be cheap!
Ask your ISP for a /56 of v6 instead. ;)

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  Reply # 490065 6-Jul-2011 14:08
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kyhwana2: with APNIC being out of IPv4's, static v4's won't be cheap!

If you are with any ordinary ISP they still have IP's to hand out dynamically, so I personally can't see a problem with allocating static IP's.

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  Reply # 490074 6-Jul-2011 14:19
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Only downside I can see with static IPs is there is a management overhead. Ask them for some IPv6 maybe?





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  Reply # 490097 6-Jul-2011 15:16
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nate: Is it possible to get just a static IP by itself, without having the internet pack?

$20 a month is justified for the extra services you get (hosting & email addresses) but these are of no use to me - I just want the static IP.

Would be nice to have a similar price point of WxC - $10 a month just for the static ip.


It is possible to get a static IP by itself without the internet pack. It is not cheaper.

I don't have anything but individual speculation on the reasoning around the price. I'll keep quiet on my guesses least they be taken as fact.




Please note: I have a professional bias towards Vodafone.



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  Reply # 490109 6-Jul-2011 15:28
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ajobbins: Why do they really need to charge for just a static IP? Most broadband customers have an IP assigned constantly anyway (Who turns their broadband modem off?)


Taken from a thread that I was corrected in, back in 2007, from the ever wise PenultimateHop:

PenultimateHop: ISPs have to justify and document their IP address usage to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), which for this region is [url=http://www.apnic.net]APNIC[/url].  This includes documenting static IP address assignments; and why those assignments are there.  Without accurate documentation and constrained IP assignment, an ISP may face the possibility of having their next IP address request rejected.

Thus, many charge a fee to cover:
    - Admin time in setting up and managing that static IP;
    - The fact that they are now reserving an IP address 100% for you, no matter what;
    - Covering the engineering time to support static IP services, which can be incredibly expensive depending on the network topology;
    - and finally, to act as discouragement from needless address waste.


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  Reply # 490145 6-Jul-2011 16:32
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nate: Is it possible to get just a static IP by itself, without having the internet pack?

$20 a month is justified for the extra services you get (hosting & email addresses) but these are of no use to me - I just want the static IP.

Would be nice to have a similar price point of WxC - $10 a month just for the static ip.


My static IP is free, had it for almost 3 years at no charge.
The option of more than one IP would be good and then I wouldn't mind paying.




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  Reply # 490151 6-Jul-2011 16:45
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SCM: My static IP is free, had it for almost 3 years at no charge.


Do you have a business account? They are free with those.

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  Reply # 490155 6-Jul-2011 16:49
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No, I just have a good ISP, one that cares about the people not profit ;)
Well not so true, they like profit too.
Not sure how it works now as they have changed their plans but it used to be from X plan and above that the static IP is free.




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Reply # 490172 6-Jul-2011 17:41
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Had a positive email from Vodafone this afternoon, they've seen this post and we've come to an arrangement.

Cheers guys!

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  Reply # 490181 6-Jul-2011 17:49
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No worries

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  Reply # 490188 6-Jul-2011 18:12
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Awesome to see a happy outcome, Well done Vodafone!




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  Reply # 493539 14-Jul-2011 22:41
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nate: Had a positive email from Vodafone this afternoon, they've seen this post and we've come to an arrangement.


Sounds good - I am also interested in having a static IP but don’t need the other products or feel it’s worth $20 for me.  What was your arrangement?

Thanks


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