[arin-ppml] Automatic IPv6 Eligibility

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Fri Aug 14 14:25:22 EDT 2015

I don't think we want to have a policy where we give out an ipv6 /48 per 
ipv4 /24.  I'm all for giving people the space they need, but v6 is a 
different mindset than v4.   A /48 per site has generally been the goal 
of most ipv6 policies.


On 8/11/2015 3:05 PM, Alfie Cleveland wrote:
> John -
> Apologies if I wasn’t entirely clear. As referenced in Section 9.3.1. 
> of the APNIC INPP, I propose that this also applies to end users - 
> allowing end users to, free of charge, receive a /48 for each /24 they 
> hold.
> Regards,
> Alfie
>> On 11 Aug 2015, at 23:01, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net 
>> <mailto:jcurran at arin.net>> wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Alfie Cleveland <alfeh at me.com 
>> <mailto:alfeh at me.com>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I’m requesting comment in regards to automatically make 
>>> organisations eligible for IPv6 if they hold justified IPv4 space. 
>>> This similar to Section 9.3.1. of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet 
>>> Number Resource Policies. I feel that if organisations were able to 
>>> receive a /48 for each /24 they hold, then it would help expedite 
>>> the rollout of IPv6. Organisations currently have two choices - 
>>> continue to use IPv4, or spend valuable time on applying for IPv6 
>>> space. IPv6 space is clearly in abundance - and this could 
>>> potentially help slow the exhaustion of IPv4.
>> Alfie -
>> Per NRPM, an ISP qualifies for an IPv6 allocation if they 
>> 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; i.e.  this means that they presently are 
>> automatically eligible for IPv6 if they
>> hold IPv4 space, as you suggest above.
>> Perhaps you are proposing that there be a default automatic size of 
>> IPv6 allocation ("a /48 for each
>> /24 they hold”) which would allow for more expeditious preparation of 
>> IPv6 initial requests, for those
>> who choose to receive this default allocation size rather than 
>> calculating the "smallest nibble-boundary
>> aligned block that can provide an equally sized nibble-boundary 
>> aligned block to each of the requesters
>> serving sites large enough to satisfy the needs of the requesters 
>> largest single serving site using no
>> more than 75% of the available addresses”?
>> /John
>> John Curran
>> President and CEO
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