[arin-ppml] Application requests for IPv6?

Leslie Nobile leslien at arin.net
Wed Feb 9 12:52:13 EST 2011

Hi Marty-

In response to your recent inquiry about IPv6 requests to ARIN, staff has produced the following data.

Total IPv6 Requests January 2009 through January 2011:

ISP requests  received – 748
ISP requests approved - 712 or 96%

Generally speaking, for ISPs, there are almost no denials for IPv6 address requests.  Anything not approved was likely an end-user who put in an ISP request and needed to resubmit as an end-user.  In fact, during this past year, there have been no denials to ISPs/LIRs under the IPv6 allocation policy which seems to indicate that the current policy has been very effective.

End-user requests received -  464
End-user requests approved – 403 or 87%

Almost all of the denied end-user requests were to small single-homed networks who were unable to meet any one of the policy criteria: they either (1) weren’t  using enough IPv4 address space to qualify under current IPv4 policy, (2) had no legacy space, or (3) didn’t qualify as a community network.

I hope this information helps!


Leslie Nobile,
Director, Registration Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers

On 2/6/11 6:48 PM, "Martin Hannigan" <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Staff et. Al,
> Can we get a recap of activity around resource requests for IPv6 and a
> characterization of refusals, if any? If there are none, it would be
> interesting to hear a general conclusion as to why. I'm interested to
> see if there are any holes here considering all of the work that has
> been done to ease access to v6 for transition.
> Best, and go Steelers!
> -M<
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