[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-5: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks - Last Call

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Wed Oct 28 14:39:54 EDT 2009

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 23 October 2009 and decided to
send the following draft policy to last call:

    Draft Policy 2009-5: IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

The AC met in accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process which
requires the AC to meet within 30 days of the conclusion of the Public
Policy Meeting to make decisions about the draft policies that had been

Feedback is encouraged during this last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire on 13 November 2009. After last call the AC will conduct their
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


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Draft Policy 2009-5
IPv6 Multiple Discrete Networks

Version/Date: 21 July 2009

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:

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

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

Regulatory restrictions for data transmission,

Geographic distance and diversity between networks,

Autonomous multihomed discrete networks.

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

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

Requests for additional space:

Organization must specify on the application which discreet network(s)
the request applies to

Each network will be judged against the existing utilization criteria
specified in 6.5.2 as if it were a separate organization, rather than
collectively as would be done for requests outside of this policy.


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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