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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy 
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting 
in Memphis, Tennessee, scheduled for April 7-8, 2003. All feedback 
received on the mailing list about this policy proposal will be 
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming 
Public Policy Meeting. 

This policy proposal discussion will take place on the ARIN Public 
Policy Mailing List (ppml at arin.net). Subscription information is 
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Richard Jimmerson 
Director of Operations 
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 

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Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes

The current IPv6 policies are described in the IPv6 Address Allocation 
and Assignment Policy document.

   http://www.arin.net/policy/ipv6_policy.html

It is proposed the IPv6 policy document be updated to include the 
following language and that the changed document be adopted as policy.

5.1.1
	[under d) add:

	Other organizations are defined as any customer of the LIR.
	No distinction will be made in terms of number of IP addresses
	required, even if that number is one.

5.8 Allocation for Early Adopters

5.8.1 Waiver of criteria listed in 5.1.1 (d)

	To promote the allocation of IPv6 space the requirement to make 200
	/48 assignments within two years shall be waived for anyone
	requesting IPv6 space before Dec 31, 2004 or until this policy
	is amended.  In the event that this policy is amended the
	existing IPv6 space holders shall not be subject to new or
	waived criteria for a period of 10 years from their initial
	allocation date.

5.8.2 Waiver of fees

	a) To promote the allocation of IPv6 space all IPv6 related fees
	shall be waived until Dec 31, 2006 for anyone requesting and
	receiving space before Dec 31, 2004.  In the even that this
	policy is amended the existing IPv6 space holders shall
	under no circumstances be subject to waived or new fees until
	Dec 31, 2006.

	b) For billing purposes fees will be due according to normal
	ARIN billing policies on Jan 1, 2007.  All early adopters
	will have the same billing date regardless of the date
	they received their allocation.

5.8.3 Micro Allocations

	a) To promote the allocation and deployment of IPv6 all the
	criteria in 5.1.1 shall be waived to those requesting a /48
	micro allocation before Dec 31, 2004, or until this policy
	is changed.  If this policy is changed, current space holders
	shall not be subject to any new or waived criteria.

	b) All fees shall be waived under the same rules listed in
	5.8.2.

	c) Those receiving micro allocations shall not be allowed to
	make further allocations or assignments out of their /48.  It
	is intended for their internal use only.

	d) When possible those receiving micro allocations shall
	return their allocation and receive a new /48 from their
	upstream provider (a LIR).  This is requested in a good faith
	manner until Jan 1, 2007 at which time all micro allocations
	granted under these waived criteria must be returned.