[arin-ppml] Encouraging IPv6 Transition (was: Clarify /29 assignment identification requirement)

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Mon May 14 01:41:11 EDT 2012

On 5/13/12, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/13/12, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Forcing folks who are unwilling to ask for IPv6 to decipher an
> algorithm, however simple the algorithm, is not simpler (for them)
> than assigning them a specific block of addresses directly (when they
> ask or them). Again, if they lack the motivation to apply for IPv6,

That's an outreach problem.  If the algorithm is simple enough; throw
up a website,  with a simple CGI program,  to inform users of their

(1) They enter their phone number in the form.   Their auto IPv6 range is shown.
With a HTTPS link to optionally  set the reverse DNS mappings and whois contact,
and a note that they can start using their allocation, and do this
later, at any time.

(But peers and upstreams may choose not to accept IPv6 address space
until proper WHOIS listings are recorded)

(2) Upon clicking the HTTPS link,  they are prompted to enter their org handle
or contact details and an e-mail address,     they are notified of the
 nominal  non-refundable fee, verification requirement,  and annual
maintenance cost,   required to  maintain the reverse DNS mappings
and WHOIS listings.

There is no application process, no manual verification required,  the
listing is simply confirmed by automated process.

(3) They are prompted to setup a PIN number, and then click a
"verification link".   A robot will call the telephone number, and
prompt them to enter the PIN number using the touch tone keypad.
As soon as verification is completed,    the  WHOIS  listing and
reverse DNS server records are created,   and the allocation is


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