[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

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This proposal is in the first stage of the Policy Development Process. 
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not evaluate the proposal at this time, their goal is to make sure that 
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Policy Proposal Name: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Proposal Originator: David Divins

Proposal Version: 1

Date: 3/17/2009

Proposal type: Add

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

Organizations with multiple discrete IPv6 networks desiring to request
new or additional address space under a single Organization ID must meet
the following criteria:

      1. The organization shall be a single entity and not a consortium
of smaller independent entities.

      2. The organization must have compelling criteria for creating
discrete networks. Examples of a discrete network might include:

            1. Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,

            2. Geographic distance and diversity between networks,

            3. Autonomous multihomed discrete networks.

      3. The organization must keep detailed records on how it has
allocated space to each location, including the date of each allocation.

      4. The organization should notify ARIN at the time of the request
their desire to apply this policy to their account.


This proposed policy is suggested as NRPM 6.11.  The policy is intended
to provide parity between current IPv4 policy and allow discrete network
operators to obtain IPv6 space.

Timetable for implementation: Immediately

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