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

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 14:48:39 EST 2019

I support this proposal and consider it is very welcome and came at a right

It makes total sense to require networks at minimal to show IPv6 is
operational in order to transfer more IPv4.  It shows a commitment with all
others, otherwise the opposite is really bad for whole Internet community

This proposal *does NOT* mandate anyone to deploy IPv6 in their networks.
Only adds a new requirement for those who *optionally choose* to transfer
IPv4 space.

We have been seen growing and concerning issues related to IPv4 exhaustion
and we are only at the beginning. Some people say we still have 10 to 20
years ahead of this situation which will cause serious issues, not only to
those who require more IPv4 to operate but also to those who need to
communicate with them. I also consider the unnecessary prorogation of the
current scenario is bad for the society as whole by, for example,
difficulting or make unfeasible crime investigation in certain situations.
Furthermore the remainder of this current scenario makes the things a lot
more difficult for all RIRs to work and specially to these policy lists by
the possibility of the increasing conflicts due to different points of view
on how to deal with this growing issue.

I don't think there is any unfairness to request such a thing the proposal
suggests. The right to transfer more and more IPv4 is secured as long the
organization show commitment to the natural evolution of the Internet. And
more important, the right to not deploy IPv6 is also secured.

Unfairness in reality is to all others when some organizations keep
refusing to to adequate to something that is not just optional or cosmetic
but mandatory to survival and good health of the this well established

Well pointed the ARIN's Board resolution regarding the topic in requesting
AC to consider changes to encourage migration to IPv6.

Best regards

Fernando Frediani
On 06/11/2019 14:55, ARIN wrote:

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

* 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

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