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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-5: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Draft Policy 2009-5
IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

On 16 July 2009 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) selected "Draft Policy
2009-5: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks" for adoption discussion on the
PPML and at the Public Policy Meeting in Dearborn.

The draft was developed by the AC from "Policy Proposal 84. IPv6
Multiple Discrete Networks". Per the Policy Development Process the AC
submitted text to ARIN for a staff and legal assessment prior to
selection as a draft policy. After review of the assessment the text was
revised (item 5 was added to the text). The assessment, along with the
original text that was assessed, is located below the draft policy.

You are encouraged to discuss Draft Policy 2009-5 on the PPML prior to
the ARIN XXIV Public Policy Meeting. Both the discussion on the list and
at the meeting will be used by the ARIN Advisory Council to determine
the community consensus regarding adopting this as policy.

Draft Policy 2009-5 is below and can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2009_5.html

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Draft Policy 2009-5
IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Version/Date: 21 July 2009

Policy statement:

Organizations with multiple discrete IPv6 networks desiring to request
new or additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet
the following criteria:

   1. The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium of
      smaller independent entities.
   2. The organization must have compelling criteria for creating
      discrete networks.
      Examples of a discrete network might include:
          * Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,
          * Geographic distance and diversity between networks,
          * Autonomous multihomed discrete networks.
   3. The organization must keep detailed records on how it has
      allocated space to each location, including the date of each
      allocation.
   4. The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request
      their desire to apply this policy to their account.
   5. Requests for additional space:

       a. Organization must specify on the application which discreet
network(s) the request applies to.

       b. Each network will be judged against the existing utilization
criteria specified in 6.5.2 as if it were a separate organization,
rather than collectively as would be done for requests outside of this
policy.

Rationale:

This proposed policy is suggested as NRPM 6.11.

The policy is intended to provide parity between current IPv4 policy and
allow discrete network operators to obtain IPv6 space.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately


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Staff Assessment

Proposal: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Date of Assessment: 7 July 2009

Text assessed: 23 June 2009

1. Summary (Staff Understanding)

This proposal would allow network operators to request /32s (ISPs) or
/48s (End-users), or larger blocks as justified, for each of their
discrete networks. They would first need to meet current policy criteria
for initial IPv6 allocations or assignments as described in NRPM section
6.5.1 or section 6.5.8 (as appropriate). The organization must have
compelling criteria to create discrete networks, must keep detailed
records, and must tell ARIN at the beginning of the request that they
are applying under this policy.

2. Comments

A. ARIN Staff Comments

    * The proposal says that it is for requesting new or additional
      address space, but it does not include criteria for additional
      requests. This means that staff would likely have to revert to
      existing NRPM 6.5.2 criteria for requesting additional IPv6
      address space.
    * This policy creates no significant operational impact and would
      require very little staff time or effort to implement.
    * This policy could be utilized by network operators running
      multiple discrete networks who in the past, may have been denied
      under current policy and/or forced to open multiple accounts to
      accomplish their goals.

B. ARIN General Counsel

    * Counsel saw no issues with this proposal.

3. Resource Impact

This policy would have minimal resource impact. It is estimated that
implementation would occur within three months after ratification by the
ARIN Board of Trustees. The following would be needed in order to implement:

    * Updated guidelines
    * Staff training

4. Proposal Text

Proposal: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Version/Date: 23 June 2009

Organizations with multiple discrete IPv6 networks desiring to request
new or additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet
the following criteria:

1. The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium of
smaller independent entities.

2. The organization must have compelling criteria for creating discrete
networks. Examples of a discrete network might include:

a. Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,

b. Geographic distance and diversity between networks,

c. Autonomous multihomed discrete networks.

3. The organization must keep detailed records on how it has allocated
space to each location, including the date of each allocation.

4. The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request their
desire to apply this policy to their account.

Rationale:

This proposed policy is suggested as NRPM 6.11. The policy is intended
to provide parity between current IPv4 policy and allow discrete network
operators to obtain IPv6 space.