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

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 18:21:40 EST 2019

This isn't a productive proposal. I’m not in favor of this approach.



On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 12:56 ARIN <info at arin.net> 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:
> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2019_19/
> 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/participate/policy/pdp/
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/
> Regards,
> Sean Hopkins
> Policy Analyst
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
> Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4
> Transfers
> 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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