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

Michael Sinatra michael+ppml at burnttofu.net
Wed Mar 27 19:00:48 EDT 2013

On 03/27/2013 15:02, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> 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.

Or, to put more bluntly, if ARIN's fee structure is itself creating 
disincentives for proper IPv6 adoption, then let's go back and (re-)fix 
that problem.

Oppose 2013-3.


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