[[lug] DSL, static IPs and the hunt for red october.]

Duke Smith duke at firstworld.net
Thu Aug 24 14:31:38 MDT 2000

my $0.02:

I've had a domain name including a class-C IP@ block (256) for years
and after some poor service with networksolutions as registrar, have
had good relations & service with register.com. They even have a
human being answer the phone! The $35/yr charge is about the going
rate. Beware of people renting you IP@'s, even policies of some
(I won't mention them again) registrars who slip into the fine print a
clause that in case of dispute, they own your domain name. And 3 bucks
a pop would cost you $768 for a class-C address block!

- duke

Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 12:37:59PM -0600, Justin wrote:
> >You can get your ip either way. Usually going with the circuit provider (Qwest
> >in your case) is the cheapest. ISP's are "generally" more expensive because
> QWest Communications (the circuit provider) will *NOT* provide you with
> IP or IP addresses.  You can ask QWest.net (the ISP) to provide you with
> static IPs, I believe they charge $15 for every 5 usable addresses.  One of
> the reasons we switched to FRII (from US West.net, they were the only
> provider I knew of when we got DSL in the first month it was offered)
> was that IPs were significantly cheaper -- USWest was going to be charging
> us around $50 for just the IPs we currently had.
> The QWest Comm only provides the ATM between your place and your ISP.
> You can think of it like Frame Relay.  You *CAN* encapsulate IP on top
> of the circuit, but just getting one end of a frame line doesn't give
> you access to the net.  It's like a dedicated modem line between your
> house and your ISP...
> >circuit, ISP fee's, and the block of ip's. All provided thru USwest and it all
> Not technicly true.  The line is provided by QWest Communications, the
> ISP is provided by QWest.net.  They're seperate entities, they just
> bill you together.  This is partly because QWest Communications is
> regulated by the government, and QWest.net is not.
> Sean
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