[ppml] Last Call for Comment: Policy Proposal 2003-4

Geoff Huston gih at telstra.net
Fri May 28 17:07:20 EDT 2004

In drawing from experience in the APNIC region it is not entirely clear
whether section 5.1.1. bullet c)  requires that the organization provide
global IPv6 Public Internet connectivity services to its clients, or
whether the organization may provide private services using IPv6 to its

To resolve this, it may be useful to add some clarification to this
document, perhaps by adding a definition of "IPv6 connectivity" into the
definition section of this document, so as to make it explicit as to
whether the policy applies only in the context of the IPv6 Public
Internet, or in any IPv6 connectivity service context.


    Geoff Huston

At 04:15 AM 21/05/2004, Member Services wrote:
>This is a last call for comment on this policy proposal.
>The Advisory Council has determined that there was community support
>for this policy proposal. The AC will review the comments collected
>during this last call period.
>Please send your comments to ppml at arin.net.  This last call will
>expire at 23:59 EST on June 4, 2004.
>Member Services
>American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes
>Author: ARIN Advisory Council
>Policy term: permanent
>Policy statement:
>A. 5.1.1(d), which currently reads: "d) have a plan for making at
>least 200 /48 assignments to other organizations within two years"
>will have the timeframe changed from "two years" to "five years".
>B. 5.1.1(d) will have prepended "be an existing, known ISP in the
>ARIN region or..."
>These changes to the initial allocation criteria are to acknowledge
>the slow pace of IPv6 deployment in the ARIN region. Also they further
>stress the availability of IPv6 allocations to existing service
>providers in the ARIN region.
>The following is section 5.1.1 as it currently is in the ARIN IPv6
>Address Allocation and Assignment Policy document:
>5.1.1. Initial allocation criteria
>To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an
>organization must:
>a) be an LIR;
>b) not be an end site;
>c) plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations to which it will
>assign /48s, by advertising that connectivity through its single
>aggregated address allocation; and
>d) have a plan for making at least 200 /48 assignments to other
>organizations within two years.
>The ARIN IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy is available
>Timetable for implementation: 30 days after ratification

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