[arin-ppml] V6 address allocation policy

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jan 16 19:55:07 EST 2010

On Jan 16, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Michael Richardson wrote:

>>>>>> "Terry" == Terry L Davis <Davis> writes:
>    Terry> But yet even with the globe rushing headlong toward the end
>    Terry> of IPv4 space, probably within 24 months, v6 is still barely
>    Terry> crawling forward in deployments. It's not going into
>    Terry> greenfields, startups, etc.  
>  If techies need to get their managers to approve a checque to ARIN,
> the manager tells them to use IPv4 + NAT.  If the techies do not have to
> ask, then they will deploy IPv6 for internal use.
>  (ULA buys you nothing compared to net-10)
1.	ULA buys you a great deal more than RFC-1918.  ULA is statistically,
	if not globally unique. 

2.	You can get IPv6 space from many sources other than writing a check
	to ARIN.  For example, you can get a /48 with tunneled service from
	several tunnel brokers.

3.	You can get native IPv6 service with address space from several ISPs.

If you have IPv4 space from ARIN, then, there's a one-time check to ARIN
to get IPv6 space. After that, you probably aren't paying any more going
forward for IPv4+IPv6 than you were already paying for IPv4.


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