[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Open Access To IPv6

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri May 29 14:54:24 EDT 2009

Davis, Terry L wrote:
> Stacy
> I fully support this proposal. 
> I think we can look at the current almost total lack of IPv6 
> implementation anywhere (not even significantly in universities and 
> not at all in startups) and realize that our current policies are not 
> supporting/encouraging v6 implementations.
I agree. I also believe that the popular press accounts of there being 
so many IPv6 addresses that they're essentially free conflict strongly 
with the current ARIN fee structure, which is another impediment to 
people who might otherwise experiment with IPv6 and build new business 
models around it.

If there's really so many that that's true, anyone ought to be able to 
get some for approximately nothing. And if the counter-argument is that 
the administrative overhead is too high for that, then maybe more 
automation would be easier with a less-restrictive policy (such as this 

Matthew Kaufman

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