[arin-ppml] Inital ISP IPv6 Allocation Policy Question

Heather Schiller heather.skanks at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 00:38:51 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2012, at 5:11 PM, Kevin Blumberg wrote:
>> I wanted to get some feedback from the community on the following section of the NRPM.
>> Qualifications
>> An organization qualifies for an allocation under this policy if they meet any of the following criteria:
>> 1. Have a previously justified IPv4 ISP allocation from ARIN or one of its predecessor registries or can qualify for an IPv4 ISP allocation under current criteria.
>> In my mind this text would allow for ARIN, to setup a fast track button on ARIN online, to give an existing IPv4 member a new allocation without any
>> further justification. Is that how other's read this text, is there any other text that you believe would contradict my statement?
> Sort of yes and sort of no. They would still need to evaluate their IPv6 need in terms of determining a prefix size if the provider wanted something other than a /32. Since most providers will likely need something larger than a  /32, I'm not a big fan of the idea of setting up an APNIC-Like Easy IPv6 "Push here for a /32" button.

With a big fat warning button?  Maybe if they have v4 prefix > x they
get a warning to strongly consider requesting a larger v6 block and
not using the easy button.

The potential downside is that a lot of folks have multiple org
id's/accounts - and may end up getting multiple v6 blocks when it
might not be necessary.  No need to replicate the shortcomings of v4
subnetting/design into v6.

> Owen
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