[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 101: Multihomed initial allocation criteria

cja@daydream.com packetgrrl at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 21:51:04 EST 2009

Hi everyone...

I have seen virtually no comments regarding this policy.  I can't imagine
there is a lack of opinion out there...

Happy Holidays!

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Member Services <info at arin.net> wrote:

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> ## * ##
> Policy Proposal 101: Multihomed initial allocation criteria
> Proposal Originator: Chris Grundemann
> Proposal Version: 1
> Date: 30 October 2009
> Proposal type: modify
> Policy term: permanent
> Policy statement:
> Modify item number 4 under section Initial allocation criteria
> to the following:
> 4. be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for
> making at least 200 end-site assignments to other organizations within
> 5 years or, if multihomed, demonstrate the efficient utilization of a
> minimum contiguous or noncontiguous /44 (sixteen /48s) from an
> upstream.
> Rationale:
> The bar for obtaining initial IPv4 allocations is lower for those ISPs
> which are multi-homed, it stands to reason that it also be lower in
> IPv6.  Since efficient utilization is based on the use of /48s, this
> policy would effectively allow any ISP with 15 active customers (with
> one /48 each and one /48 for the ISPs own network) to receive an initial
> allocation of an IPv6 /32 from ARIN. I think this is a better approach
> than removing or lowering the end-site assignment requirement for _all_
> ISPs while still providing more open access to IPv6.
> Timetable for implementation: immediate
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