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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-4: Rework of IPv6 allocation criteria - Last Call

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 21 April 2010 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:

    Draft Policy 2010-4: Rework of IPv6 allocation criteria

The AC met in accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process which
requires the AC to meet within 30 days of the conclusion of the Public
Policy Meeting to make decisions about the draft policies that had been
presented.

Feedback is encouraged during this last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire on 12 May 2010. After last call the AC will conduct their
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:
https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


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Draft Policy 2010-4
Rework of IPv6 allocation criteria

Version/Date: 23 February 2010

Policy statement:

Delete section 6.4.3. Minimum Allocation.

Modify the following sections;

6.5.1 Initial allocations for ISPs and LIRs

6.5.1.1. Initial allocation size

Organizations that meet at least one of the following criteria are
eligible to receive a minimum allocation of /32. Requests for larger
allocations, reasonably justified with supporting documentation, will be
evaluated based on the number of existing users and the extent of the
organization's infrastructure.

6.5.1.2. Criteria for initial allocation to ISPs

Organizations may justify an initial allocation for the purpose of
assigning addresses to other organizations or customers that it will
provide IPv6 Internet connectivity to, with an intent to provide global
reachability for the allocation within 12 months, by meeting one of the
following additional criteria:

a. Having a previously justified IPv4 ISP allocation from ARIN or one of
its predecessor registries, or;

b. Currently being IPv6 Multihomed or immediately becoming IPv6
Multihomed and using an assigned valid global AS number, or;

c. By providing a reasonable plan detailing assignments to other
organizations or customers for one, two and five year periods, with a
minimum of 50 assignments within 5 years.

6.5.1.3. Criteria for initial allocation to other LIRs

Organizations may justify an initial allocation for the purpose of
assigning addresses to other organizations or customers that it will
provide IPv6 based network connectivity services to, not necessarily
Internet connected, by meeting one of the following additional criteria:

a. Having a previously justified IPv4 ISP allocation from ARIN or one of
its predecessor registries, or;

b. By providing a reasonable technical justification, indicating why an
allocation is necessary, including the intended purposes for the
allocation, and describing the network infrastructure the allocation
will be used to support. Justification must include a plan detailing
assignments to other organizations or customers for one, two and five
year periods, with a minimum of 50 assignments within 5 years.

Rationale:

This proposal provides a complete rework of the IPv6 allocation criteria
while maintaining many of the basic concepts contained in the current
policies. The order of the subsections of 6.5.1 are rearranged moving
the initial allocation size to 6.5.1.1. This will facilitate adding
future criteria without additional renumbering the current policies.

The initial allocation criteria include the following general concepts:

• The need for an allocation is only justified by the need to assign
resource to customers, either internal or external.
• When the need to provide Internet connectivity is use to justify
resources it is implied the resources should be advertised to the
Internet, within some reasonable time frame after they are received.
• IPv4 resources may be use to justify the need for IPv6 resources.
• An ISP may justify independent resource by being Multihomed or
planning to assign IPv6 resource to some minimum number of customers.
• It should be possible to justify an IPv6 allocation for more than just
classical ISPs, such as non-connected networks or other types of LIRs.
But additional justification should be required, describing the purpose
and network infrastructure the allocation will be supporting.

Finally, section 6.4.3 Minimum Allocation, is deleted as it is
incomplete and redundant anyway.

Timetable for implementation: immediate