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[arin-ppml] Preemptive IPv6 assignment

 Mine is just a very small voice, from a very small fish...-

On 10/7/10 11:40 AM, Heather Schiller wrote:
> Obtaining v6 address space is not the problem, deployment is.  Giving
> people IPv6 space is *not* the same thing as deployment.  If getting
We can't deploy what we can't get.
> space is the problem, that should be addressed in policy.  Unlike a
> couple of years ago, we aren't hearing a cacophony of folks who can
> not get an IPv6 prefix.  It's likely that most people who want space
> can get it, more importantly they can get it in a timely manner that
> would not interfere with their deployment plans.   Massively assigning
Any ISP with the minimum v4 assignment would have to double their annual ARIN fees in order to obtain a minimal v6 assignment.  Its not a stretch to say that a business of that
scale would be hard pressed, especially in the current economic environment, justifying doubling a cost like that.  This makes acquisition, for some, the immediate barrier to
deployment.  I know the fees are a bit of a dead horse themselves, but the barrier to adoption is still there.
> space doesn't come with a person to design your addressing plan,
> updated software tools to support and configure, or turn v6 on your
> routers.
>
> In fact, I would argue against forced assignment - because monitoring
> number of requests from the RIR may be a useful measure of potential
> v6 adoption - if nothing else, it's an indication of the number of
> organizations who have given it enough consideration to request a
Why not just count bgp route advertisements?
> prefix.  By letting folks request v6 on their own, you have a handy
> list of folks who need outreach.
>
> --Heather
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I can accept that organizations like mine may be too small and innumerate to be more than a perturbation to the general policies, but I think its important to remind others, on
occasion, that we are still here.

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Charles O'Hern
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