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[ppml] Policy Proposal: Removal of Ipv6 Operational Information from NRPM

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Policy Proposal Name: Removal of Ipv6 Operational Information from NRPM

Authors:
Lea Roberts
Cathy Aronson

Proposal Version: Version 0

Submission Date: 8 February 2007

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

The following parts of Section 6.5.4.1 should be removed from the
Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

NRPM Section 6.5.4.1 states:

The following guidelines may be useful (but they are only
guidelines):

* /64 when it is known that one and only one subnet is needed

* /56 for small sites, those expected to need only a few subnets
over the next 5 years.

* /48 for larger sites

Rationale:

Discussions in recent public policy meetings, as well as in Advisory
Council meetings, have led to the consensus that operational
information, such as these IPv6 guidelines, should be removed from the
NRPM. This section is a clear example of text not directly related to
ARIN policy and so it is proposed that it should be removed.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate