Last Call - ARIN Policy Proposal 2001-3

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Fri Apr 19 09:58:46 EDT 2002

The ARIN Advisory Council has voted to forward to the ARIN Board of
Trustees policy proposal 2001-3.

This is a last call for community comment on this policy prior to the 
ARIN Board of Trustees review of the proposed policy. This policy will be 
posted on the ARIN website and the ARIN Public Policy email list.  
Please send your comments to ppml at This last call will expire at 
23:59 EST on May 3, 2002. 

Raymond A. Plzak 
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) 

*** Last Call - Policy Proposal 2001-3 *** 

IPv6 Micro-assignments
ARIN will make micro-allocations to critical infrastructure providers of
the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS service
providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators) as
well as the RIRs and IANA.  These allocations will be no longer than a
/24 using IPv4 or a /48 using IPv6. Multiple allocations may be granted
in certain situations.

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks
reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be
allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes.
ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation,
including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of
two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations
receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee
schedule, while end users will be charged under the fee schedule for end
users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from
requesting address space under other policies.	

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