[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-5 - Abandoned

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Wed Apr 25 16:01:48 EDT 2007

Policy Proposal 2007-5
Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "multiple /48" justification

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), determined that
there is not community consensus in favor of the proposal and abandoned
it. The AC made this determination at their meeting at the conclusion of
the ARIN Public Policy meeting on 24 April 2007. The Chair of the AC
reported the results of the AC meeting during the Members Meeting. The
AC Chair's report can be found at:

In order for this proposal to be further considered the author must use
the last call petition process as defined in the ARIN Internet Resource
Policy Evaluation Process. This policy will be considered to be
abandoned if the author of the proposal does not initiate a last call
petition by 23:59, Eastern Time, 2 May 2007.

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at:

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:


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Policy Proposal 2007-5
Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "multiple /48" justification

Proposal type: delete

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Delete section of NRPM.


The current text requires the LIR to justify to the RIR/NIR when
assigning multiple /48s to a single end site. It seems that the reason
for this requirement is the lack of experience, which seems unreasonable
after a few years this policy has been implemented, even if may not have
been specific cases which used this policy section.

It seems useless, now that there is already deployment experience, to
require a justification from the LIR to ARIN for assigning multiple /48s
(or a shorter prefix, such as for example a /47). It is up to the LIR to
require the justification to its own customers and decide according to
it. The LIR will be already responsible to justify to ARIN the usage of
any allocated block(s) when requesting for more, and this will already
implicate an implicit justification of this kind of assignments.

With this policy change, both ARIN and LIR staff will save resources in
a justification, which seems unnecessary and should be completely on the
hands of the LIR itself.

No financial/liability implications for the community and ARIN are foreseen.

No special conditions, fees, exceptions, etc. seem to be required.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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