[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers

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Wed Nov 6 12:55:50 EST 2019

On 1 November 2019, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-278: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers" 
as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19 is below and can be found at:


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:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


Sean Hopkins
Policy Analyst
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 

Problem Statement:

On 7 May 2007 the ARIN Board unanimously passed an IPv6 resolution. In 
2011, the last /8 blocks were assigned to the RIR’s and has now been 
over 4 years since the IPv4 free pool was exhausted at ARIN.

Now is the time for ARIN to require those who receive transferred IPv4 
space to have in place an operational IPv6 network.

Policy statement:

In section 8.5.2, add the following language to the end of the paragraph 
entitled “Operational Use”:

Such operational network must at minimum include an allocation or 
assignment by ARIN of IPv6 address space under the same Org ID receiving 
the transferred IPv4 space. Such Org must be able to prove this IPv6 
space is being routed by using it to communicate with ARIN.

In the event the receiver provides a written statement from its upstream 
that IPv6 connectivity is unavailable, the IPv6 requirement may be waived.

Timetable for Implementation: Upon Passage

Anything Else:

The following was included in the IPv6 resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby requests the ARIN 
Advisory Council to consider Internet Numbering Resource Policy changes 
advisable to encourage migration to IPv6 numbering resources where possible.

This proposal is part of an effort to encourage migration to IPv6.

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