[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-3: Tiny IPv6 Allocations for ISPs

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Wed Mar 27 18:02:31 EDT 2013

On 3/27/13 1:16 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:20 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
>> Draft Policy ARIN-2013-3
>> Tiny IPv6 Allocations for ISPs
>> Part 1 brings ARIN's allocation policies in line with the upcoming fee
>> schedule so that it is possible to qualify as every level of ISP while
>> holding IPv6 number resources.
> This looks like a billing policy problem. The technical (i.e. number
> policy) case for a smaller-than-/32 ISP allocation seems weak to me.
> IMO, this problem could (and should!) be solved by billing
> organizations with both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses only for the IPv4
> addresses until IPv6 is prevalent enough to support its own costs.
> ARIN's board is -supposed- to optimize billing policy for the sake of
> technically sound number policy, not the other way around.

I agree that this is a billing problem, not a technical one. IPv6 /32 
for every ISP and more if you can justify it was (and should continue to 
be) the correct approach in my opinion.


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