Rant: Transferring/Moving IPs with Hetzner
I have a number of servers with @Hetzner_OL which all have several individual IP addresses (no subnets) which I mostly purchased before they increased their IP setup fees.
I was thinking of consolidating 2-3 servers into 1 much larger newer server, so reached out to sales to see if I could "move" or "swap" some of my IPs around and hopefully not pay IP setup fees again thinking it should be pretty straightforward - nope.
If I want my new server to have 11 IPs I'm going to have to pay €304+VAT for a /28 - or I have to hope that they can move my "new server" into the exact rack spot as one of my older servers to keep ~5 IPs without paying for IP setup fees again.
I don't even need/want to keep the current addresses.
I get that IPv4 prices aren't cheap, and they want to encourage people to use IPv6, but I find this really irritating and exploitative.
Has anyone else faced something similar?