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[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-21: PIv6 for legacy holders with RSA and efficient use - Last Call

 > The policy text was amended from "a direct IPv4
 > assignment or allocation"
 > to "all direct IPv4 assignments or allocations."

Correction. Amended to "all direct IPv4 assignments and allocations."

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)



Member Services wrote:
> Policy Proposal 2007-21
> PIv6 for legacy holders with RSA and efficient use
> 
> The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
> Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), determined that
> there is community consensus in favor of the amended proposal and moved
> it to last call. The policy text was amended from "a direct IPv4
> assignment or allocation" to "all direct IPv4 assignments or
> allocations." 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
> 
> The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:
> http://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2007_21.html
> 
> Comments are encouraged. All comments should be provided to
> ppml at arin.net. This last call will expire at 23:59, Eastern Time, 6
> November 2007.
> 
> 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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> 
> 
> Policy Proposal 2007-21
> PIv6 for legacy holders with RSA and efficient use
> 
> Author: Scott Leibrand
> 
> Proposal type: new
> 
> Policy term: permanent
> 
> Policy statement:
> 
> Modify NRPM section 6.5.8.1 (Direct assignments from ARIN to end-user
> organizations: Criteria), to read:
> 
> To qualify for a direct assignment, an organization must:
> 
> 1. not be an IPv6 LIR; and 2. qualify for an IPv4 assignment or
> allocation from ARIN under the IPv4 policy currently in effect, or
> demonstrate efficient utilization of all direct IPv4 assignments and
> allocations covered by a current ARIN RSA.
> 
> 
> Rationale:
> 
> Current policy allows direct IPv6 allocations and assignments to nearly
> all organizations with IPv4 allocations or assignments from ARIN. As a
> result, such organizations can get IPv6 space just as easily as they can
> get IPv4 space, making it easy for them to transition to IPv6 as soon as
> they're ready to do so. However, there are some organizations who
> received IPv4 /23's and /24's prior to the formation of ARIN, and use
> that space in a multihomed, provider-independent fashion. Under current
> policy, such organizations cannot get IPv6 PI space without artificially
> inflating host counts, and are therefore discouraged from adopting IPv6.
> This policy proposal aims to remove this disincentive, and allow such
> organizations to easily adopt IPv6.
> 
> In addition, pre-ARIN assignments were issued through an informal
> process, and many legacy resource holders have not yet entered into a
> formal agreement with ARIN, the manager of many such IP numbering
> resources. This policy proposal would require that such assignments be
> brought under a current ARIN Registration Services Agreement, thereby
> formalizing the relationship.
> 
> Some pre-ARIN assignments may not be used efficiently. As unallocated
> IPv4 numbering resources are approaching exhaustion, it is important to
> ensure efficient utilization of IPv4 assignments, and to arrange for
> reclamation of unused space. Therefore, this policy would require that
> the organization wishing to receive IPv6 PI space demonstrate efficient
> utilization of their IPv4 assignment. (Efficient utilization is already
> defined elsewhere in policy, and the exact mechanism for achieving and
> determining efficient use is a matter of procedure, not of policy, so
> detailed procedures are not included in the policy statement above. The
> intent is that any organization with an assignment of /23 or larger
> which is less than 50% utilized would renumber and return whole unused
> CIDR blocks as necessary to bring the remaining CIDR block to 50%
> utilization or higher. A /24 should be considered efficiently utilized
> as long as it is in use for multihoming, as /25's and smaller are not
> routable for that purpose.)
> 
> It has been suggested that this policy would be useful only until the
> growth of IPv6 exceeds the growth of IPv4. I would agree with this, and
> would further posit that the existing "qualify ... under the IPv4 policy
> currently in effect" language should also be modified at that time. I
> have therefore proposed this policy with a policy term of "permanent",
> with the expectation that this section of policy (6.5.8.1) will be
> rewritten at the appropriate time to entirely remove all IPv4 dependencies.
> 
> Timetable for implementation: immediate
> 
> 
> 
> 
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