[arin-ppml] Updated text for Simplified IPv6 Policy

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 18:22:02 EST 2009

On 12/23/2009 3:13 PM, Michael K. Smith - Adhost wrote:
> Hey Scott:
> I've got some more comments for you below, with the understanding that 
> I'm supporting the concept.

Thanks for the feedback.

> *From:* arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] 
> *On Behalf Of *Scott Leibrand
> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:32 PM
> *To:* PPML
> *Subject:* [arin-ppml] Updated text for Simplified IPv6 Policy

> Replacement text:
> 1.1. Number resources not to be considered property
> It is contrary to the goals of this document and is not in the 
> interests of the Internet community as a whole for address space to be 
> considered freehold property.
> The policies in this document are based upon the understanding that 
> globally-unique number resources are licensed for use rather than 
> owned. Specifically, IP addresses and ASNs will be allocated and 
> assigned as defined in the ARIN Registration Services Agreement.
> Remove the first sentence entirely. The second paragraph sums it up 
> nicely without giving it an emotional underpinning. Also, freehold has 
> to be defined if it stays in.

Ok. <snip-snip>

> 6.2. Policies for IPv6 allocations and assignments
> 6.2.1. Allocations and assignments
> To meet the goal of Fairness, ARIN makes both allocations and 
> assignments according to common criteria. Allocations are made to 
> LIRs, and assignments to certain end users.
> Do we need a 6.2.1 here? Allocations and assignments are both defined 
> below in 6.2.2 and 6.2.3, so this is redundant, in my opinion.

It's not strictly necessary, but I wanted to explain at a high level 
that we're doing things differently than in IPv4, and creating common 
policy for both allocations and assignments.  Since it's just 
explanatory text, it can be removed at some point if no one finds it useful.

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