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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-4 - Staff Assessment

Policy Proposal 2007-4
Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "interim" consideration

ARIN Staff Assessment

The assessment of this proposal includes comments from ARIN staff and
the ARIN General Counsel. It contains analysis of procedural, legal, and
resource concerns regarding the implementation of this policy proposal
as it is currently stated. Any changes to the language of the proposal
may necessitate further analysis by staff and Counsel.

I.	Proposal

   Policy Proposal 2007-4 is available as Annex A below and at:
   http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_4.html

II.	Understanding of the proposal

   ARIN staff understands that this proposal would remove the sentence
that refers to IPv6 policy as interim policy.

III.	Issues and concerns

   A.	ARIN Staff

     No comments at this time.

   B.	ARIN General Counsel

     The policy as proposed poses no significant legal risks for ARIN.

IV.	Resource Impact - Minimum

The resource impact of implementing this policy is viewed as minimum.
Barring any unforeseen resource requirements, this policy could be
implemented within 90 days from the date of the ratification of the
policy by the ARIN Board of Trustees. Implementation would not require
the acquisition of staff personnel or equipment. It will require the
following:

- Revisions to registration guidelines
- Staff Training

Respectfully submitted,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Annex A

Policy Proposal 2007-4
Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "interim" consideration

Proposal type: delete

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Delete following text at section 6.1.1 of NRPM:
"This policy is considered to be an interim policy. It will be reviewed
in the future, subject to greater experience in the administration of IPv6."

Rationale:

The actual text suggest that it is an interim policy, however it is not
longer the case. It is clear that any policy is always subjected to
changes, however other policies don't have such text.

It may be even considered as a negative "message" for IPv6 deployment,
especially because the possible "reading" as "not enough experience and
this is going to be changed, better wait", which is not a real situation.

No financial/liability implications for the community and ARIN are foreseen.

No special conditions, fees, exceptions, etc. seem to be required.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate