[ppml] 2006-7 IPV6 Initial Allocation suggested changes- Input Requested

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
Tue Nov 14 05:41:12 EST 2006

> d. be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region OR be an organization 
> can justify intent to announce the requested IPv6 address space within 
> year.

This is the best of the lot. No need for an ASN since
ISP startups have never needed an ASN to get IPv4 allocations.
No need for language about contracts and documents since
this already is part of the IPv4 inital allocation process.

But, I also think that it is unneccessary to mention announcements
since ISP startups have not had that requirement with IPv4.
Not all network architectures require address ranges to be 
announced in BGP4 and not all BGP4 announcements are visible
to the so-called public Internet.

To put it simply, if an organization can show some justification
that they are operating or about to operate an IPv6 network
which supplies connectivity services to the networks (IPv6 or not)
of other organizations, then this should be enough to give them
an IPv6 ISP allocation. The whole reason for the distinction between
allocation and assignment in IPv4 was that ISP networks connect 
other networks and therefore are constantly growing at a rate
faster than end-user networks.

We have to be careful that we are not just tinkering with language
here or we will create more problems. The meaning and intent behind
the language are what is important.

--Michael Dillon

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