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[ppml] Policy Proposal: 200-reduction-6.5.1.1.d

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Policy Proposal Name: 200-reduction-6.5.1.1.d

Author: Brian Dickson

Proposal Version: 1

Submission Date: Oct 18, 2007

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

In 6.5.1.1 d), where 2007-25 proposes:

"be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for making
at least 200 end-site assignments to other organizations within 5 years."

replace with"
"be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for making
at least 20 end-site assignments to other organizations, or for
providing IPv6 transit to one or more IPv6 PI blocks belonging to other
organizations, within 5 years."

Rationale:

The purpose of the text is to establish reasonable ways for an ISP to
demonstrate that it is in fact an ISP. Any of the above listed
conditions satisfy that need, and the intent is to avoid having the text
of the policy prevent any legitimate ISP from receiving an initial IPv6
allocation.

It does lower the bar, but in a justifiable fashion. It is not necessary
for an ISP to have lots of PA assignments. It is necessary for an ISP to
be announcing PA *or* PI blocks to the internet, and relaxing the
criteria to recognize both possibilities jointly, makes the policy
reflect the actual realities for any number of large regional ISPs, who
may have sold off portions of their business but who still operate
significant infrastructure.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate