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[ppml] FW: [arin-council] IANA to RIR IPv6 Allocation

I am submitting the following proposal IAW ARIN's Internet Resource Policy
Evaluation Process. In the interest of all I would like to disclose up front
that the information used to prepare this template was provided by ARIN
staff. 


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1. Policy Proposal Name: Allocation of IPv6 Address Space by the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy to Regional Internet Registries

2. Author

 a. name: John Sweeting	
 b. email: john.sweeting at teleglobe.com	
 c. telephone: 703-766-3042
 d. organization: ARIN Advisory Council
 
3. Proposal Version: 1

4. Submission Date: 8/17/04

5. Proposal type: new, global

6. Policy term: permanent

7. Policy statement:

1.  Minimum Allocation Size.

The minimum size of any allocation of IPv6 address space from IANA to an RIR
is prefix length /12.  If this address space is not sufficient to meet the
needs of an RIR for a projected 18 month period, IANA shall allocate to that
RIR the address space for which it can provide justification.

2.  Reservation of Unicast Address space.

2.1 IANA.  By RFC 3513 the IANA has been allocated the range of IPv6
addresses beginning at binary value 001 (prefix length /3) for its
allocations of unicast address space.  In order to support regional
aggregation of IPv6 address space IANA shall establish a reservation of a
prefix length of /6 from this space for each established RIR and for each
emerging RIR.  Allocations to each RIR will be from the appropriate
reservation.

2.2. RIRs.  Each RIR may apply its own respective chosen allocation and
reservation strategy in order to meet the needs of its community and to
ensure the efficiency and efficacy of its work.  Such reservations made by
an RIR will be considered as being allocated by that RIR when that RIR
applies for an allocation of address space from the IANA.

3.  Initial Allocation.

3.1. Upon implementation of this policy IANA shall allocate to each
established RIR a /12 from the reservation established for each particular
RIR.

3.2. Upon recognition of an RIR by ICANN that RIR shall receive a /12 from
the reservation set aside for that RIR.


4.  Subsequent Allocation.

An RIR shall be eligible for an allocation of at least a minimal allocation
from the IANA when its current holdings are less than 50% of its 18 month
requirement or when it has less than 180 days of holdings available.  The
IANA shall evaluate the requested allocation using a set of administrative
procedures that are mutually agreed to by the IANA and the NRO.  This set of
procedures shall be enacted within 30 days of the implentation of this
policy.


5.  Announcement of IANA allocations to the RIRs

When address space is allocated to a RIR, the IANA will send a detailed
announcement to the receiving RIR. The IANA will also make announcements to
all other RIRs, informing them of the recent allocation.

The IANA will make appropriate modifications to the "Internet Protocol V6
Address Space" page of the IANA website and may make announcements to only
its own global announcement lists.  The IANA announcements will be limited
to which address ranges, the time of allocation and to which Registry they
have been allocated.


8. Rationale:

The current IANA allocation policy for IPv6 is an interim policy that was
promulgated in 1999.  Operational experience has demonstrated the current
minimum allocation size is too small; that the built in reservation system
that must be followed by the RIRs does not allow for efficient and effective
management of the resource by the RIR; and does not provide for an well
known evaluation criteria.  This document does not stipulate performance
requirements in the provision of services by IANA to an RIR in accordance
with the policy.  Such requirements should be specified by appropriate
agreements between the NRO and ICANN.


9. Timetable for implementation: Thirty days after ratification by the ICANN
Board of Directors in accordance with the global policy development process.
 
10. Meeting presenter:  Elected AC Member or the President of ARIN.

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