[ppml] IPv6 initial allocation policy

Daniel Golding dgolding at burtongroup.com
Mon Mar 13 19:56:09 EST 2006

On 3/13/06 11:07 AM, "Anthony A. Crumb" <Crumb_Anthony_A at cat.com> wrote:

> My organization has begun working through the definition of an enterprise IPv6
> acquisition, allocation, and deployment strategy. I was charged with
> identifying the process required to acquire IPv6 address space from the three
> registrars (ARIN, RIPE, and APNIC) from which we currently have carrier
> independent IPv4 allocations. Our thoughts are, because we have a dual carrier
> connected Internet POP within each of these IPv4 allocations we should request
> provider independent IPv6 space from each of the registrars. Imagine my
> surprise when I found that each registrar has adopted a policy that does not
> allow for the assignment of carrier independent IPv6 address space to end
> customers. This policy runs counter to an obligation to our customers,
> supplier and dealer to provide no less than two connection paths into and out
> of our Internet facing network application environments. Not to mention
> robbing us of the leverage needed to be able to shop our very considerable WAN
> circuit business between carriers. Is anyone aware of a coalition of companies
> that is working together to over turn this policy?
> [snip]

Apologies for the off-topic post, but I¹d suggest any enterprises interested
in this issue should contact the IPv6 Business Council, ASAP.

Daniel Golding

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