[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-20: Definition of known ISP and changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Mon Sep 17 12:24:12 EDT 2007

Thus spake "Michael Sinatra" <michael at rancid.berkeley.edu>
> Member Services wrote:
>> d. be an existing ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for
>> making assignments to at least 200 separate organizations
>> within five years.
>> Rationale:
>> This policy proposal would change two things in the IPv6 Initial
>> allocation criteria. It adds a definition for "known ISP" and
>> changes "200 /48 assignments" to 200 assignments of any
>> size, but to separate organizations.
> Clarification question: What's the difference between "separate
> organizations" in this text and the "other organizations" in the
> current section of the NRPM?  Is the intent that if I allocated 3
> /48s to the same "other" organization that it would now count as
> one organization instead of 3 /48s toward my goal of 200?

AFAIK, the intent has always been that they be 200 distinct organizations; 
otherwise one could assign 200 /48s to the same organization and qualify as 
an LIR.  If the existing policy doesn't make that clear, IMHO it needs 


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