[arin-ppml] Revised: Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration requirements between IPv4 and IPv6

Austin Murkland austin.murkland at qscend.com
Tue Aug 15 14:09:18 EDT 2017


Concur with the above, Support the draft as written.

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 2:08 PM, Chris Woodfield <chris at semihuman.com>
wrote:

> Agreed. While there are a wide range of opinions on where this line
> belongs, The /47 line appears to have the most consensus, and has my
> support.
>
> -Chris
>
> > On Aug 15, 2017, at 11:03 AM, David Huberman <daveid at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > Very well done, everyone! Strongly support this draft.
> >
> > Kudos to Albert Erdmann and the AC shepherds for their leadership on
> this proposal.
> >
> >
> >> On Aug 15, 2017, at 1:06 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> The following has been revised:
> >>
> >> * Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration
> requirements between IPv4 and IPv6
> >>
> >> Revised text is below and can be found at:
> >> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2017_5.html
> >>
> >> You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will
> evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft
> policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as stated
> in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these principles are:
> >>
> >> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> >> * Technically Sound
> >> * Supported by the Community
> >>
> >> The PDP can be found at:
> >> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> >>
> >> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> >> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Sean Hopkins
> >> Policy Analyst
> >> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Problem Statement:
> >>
> >> Current ARIN policy has different WHOIS directory registration
> requirements for IPv4 vs IPv6 address assignments. IPv4 registration is
> triggered for an assignment of any address block equal to or greater than a
> /29 (i.e., eight IPv4 addresses). In the case of IPv6, registration occurs
> for an assignment of any block equal to or greater than a /64, which
> constitutes one entire IPv6 subnet and is the minimum block size for an
> allocation.  Accordingly, there is a significant disparity between IPv4 and
> IPv6 WHOIS registration thresholds in the case of assignments, resulting in
> more work in the case of IPv6 than is the case for IPv4. There is no
> technical or policy rationale for the disparity, which could serve as a
> deterrent to more rapid IPv6 adoption. The purpose of this proposal is to
> eliminate the disparity and corresponding adverse consequences.
> >>
> >> Policy statement:
> >>
> >> 1) Alter section 6.5.5.1 "Reassignment information" of the NRPM to
> strike "/64 or more addresses" and change to "/47 or more addresses, or
> subdelegation of any size that will be individually announced,"
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> 2) Alter section 6.5.5.3.1. "Residential Customer Privacy" of the NRPM
> by deleting the phrase "holding /64 and larger blocks"
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> 3) Add new section 6.5.5.4 "Downstream Registration Requests" to the
> NRPM that reads "If the downstream recipient of a netblock ( a /64 or more
> addresses) requests publishing in ARIN's registration database, the ISP
> must register the netblock, regardless of size."
> >>
> >> Comments:
> >>
> >> a.    Timetable for implementation: Policy should be adopted as soon as
> possible.
> >>
> >> b.    Anything else:
> >>
> >> Author Comments:
> >>
> >> IPv6 should not be more burdensome than the equivalent IPv4 network
> size. Currently, assignments of /29 or more of IPv4 space (8 addresses)
> require registration. The greatest majority of ISP customers who have
> assignments of IPv4 space are of a single IPv4 address which do not trigger
> any ARIN registration requirement when using IPv4. This is NOT true when
> these same exact customers use IPv6, as assignments of /64 or more of IPv6
> space require registration. Beginning with RFC 3177, it has been standard
> practice to assign a minimum assignment of /64 to every customer end user
> site, and less is never used.  This means that ALL IPv6 assignments,
> including those customers that only use a single IPv4 address must be
> registered with ARIN if they are given the minimum assignment of /64 of
> IPv6 space. This additional effort may prevent ISP's from giving IPv6
> addresses because of the additional expense of registering those addresses
> with ARIN, which is not required for IPv4. The ad
>  m
> > inistrative burden of 100% customer registration of IPv6 customers is
> unreasonable, when such is not required for those customers receiving only
> IPv4 connections.
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