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

Tom Fantacone tom at iptrading.com
Wed Nov 6 15:29:00 EST 2019

At 02:20 PM 11/6/2019, hostmaster at uneedus.com wrote:
>If you choose to ignore IPv6, I think it is reasonable for ARIN to 
>tell you no new IPv4 addresses for you.

Why is that reasonable?   I think it's reasonable that an 
organization may choose to deploy IPv6.  I also think it's reasonable 
that they don't.  Those who deploy IPv6 should do so because of the 
inherent advantages they feel it provides to their business.  Those 
who don't see the advantages or feel the costs and disadvantages 
outweigh the advantages should not be forced to deploy IPv6, 
especially by a registry whose chief function is that of stewardship.

>I personally think it is not responsible in todays world to NOT have 
>IPv6 in place in your network. Already, there exists IPv6 networks 
>that your IPv4 only world cannot reach.

There are far more IPv4 networks that an IPv6 only world cannot 
reach.  All joking about legacy technologies aside, I suspect the 
current utilization of IPv4 is a tad higher than the current 
utilization of Windows 3.1 systems running on 10Base2.  If you like 
IPv6, use it, and try to convince others to use it by touting its 
advantages, not through force and penalization.

I oppose the proposal.

>Albert Erdmann
>Network Administrator
>Paradise On Line Inc.
>On Wed, 6 Nov 2019, Michel Py wrote:
>>I oppose this proposal. If I am ever in a position where ARIN is 
>>trying to force me to request or use IPv6, I will sue ARIN for 
>>imposing an undue burden.
>>I am serious. If ARIN generates more work for me, I will explore 
>>all options to be compensated.
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