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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2006-7: Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria - Abandoned

Policy Proposal 2006-7
Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), determined that
there is not community consensus in favor of the proposal and abandoned
it. The AC made this determination at their meeting at the conclusion of
the ARIN Public Policy meeting on 18 October 2007. The Chair of the AC
reported the results of the AC meeting during the Members Meeting. The
AC Chair's report can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/ARIN_XX/mem.html

In order for this proposal to be further considered, the author may use
the last call petition process as defined in the ARIN Internet Resource
Policy Evaluation Process. This policy will be considered to be
abandoned if the author of the proposal does not initiate a last call
petition by 23:59, Eastern Time, 30 October 2007.

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2006-7.html

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:
http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)



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Annex A

Policy Proposal 2006-7

Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria

Proposal type: Insert a new additional line item e. to 6.5.1.1 of NRPM

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

New organizations need a policy that allows them to apply for IPv6
address space. To provide this we need to insert a new additional line
item to 6.5.1.1. The new line item would be line 'e' as follows:
e. OR be an organization new to providing internet services, and can
justify intent to announce the requested IPv6 address space within one
year, through records such as contracts, inventory and/or other
applicable documentation.

Rationale:

- New organizations who do not want to use IPv4 at all and start off
using IPv6 addresses only, need a policy that gives them permission to
do so. This is also valid for existing companies that may or may not
have assigned IPv4 addresses and now want to start offering IPv6
services. These organizations may also wish to request IPv4 at the same
time.

- One year is given as the sufficient time frame to actually implement
usage of the IPv6 address space and reveal if the 'said organization' is
truly using the IPv6 space granted.

- Every means of documentation that can reveal 'true intent of use' is
not listed as this can be a very long list and should be left to the
discretion of the RIR staff.

- An ISP or LIR may decide to assign a different prefix size than /48.
For example, a cellular operator may use /64.

- ASN is not required because as long as they are statically routed to
an upstream and don't want to run bgp/announce directly to the Internet,
they don't need an ASN, therefore we shouldn't create policy that would
contribute to ASN bloat.

- Organization in this is defined as a Corporation, ISP, LLC et al.

In SUMMARY if this policy is implemented the change to the NRPM would
read as follows:

6.5.1.1 Initial allocation criteria
To qualify for an initial allocation of IPV6 address space, an
organization must:

a. be a LIR;

b. not be an end site;

c. plan to provide IPV6 connectivity to which it will assign IPV6
address space, by advertising that connectivity through its single
aggregated address allocation;

d. be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for
making at least 200/48 assignments to other organizations within five years.

e. OR be an organization new to providing internet services, and can
justify intent to announce the requested IPV6 address space within one
year, through records such as contracts, inventory and/or other
applicable documentation.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate