[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2020-3: IPv6 Nano-allocations

Brian Jones bjones at vt.edu
Wed Apr 15 11:38:00 EDT 2020


Good questions Andrew.I was wondering the same thing, what is the magnitude
of this issue.
—
Brian


On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

> John,
>
> Could you provide the community with a rough magnitude of this issue?
>
> Approximately how many of these 3x-small ISP organizations have come to
> ARIN and requested IPv6?  How many accepted the block and how many
> refused because of the fee issue?  How many 3x-small ISP organizations
> does ARIN currently serve.
>
> Thanks,
> Andrew
>
> On 4/14/2020 2:29 PM, John Sweeting wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > For anyone interested in the content of the "Policy Experience Report
> presented by Registration
> > Services to the AC at its annual workshop in January 2020" referenced in
> the problem statement you can see that report here:
> >
> >
> https://www.arin.net/about/welcome/ac/meetings/2020_0124/policy_experience_report.pdf
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > On 3/24/20, 1:22 PM, "ARIN-PPML on behalf of ARIN" <
> arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net on behalf of info at arin.net> wrote:
> >
> >     On 19 March 2020, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
> >     "ARIN-prop-285: IPv6 Nano-allocations" as a Draft Policy.
> >
> >     Draft Policy ARIN-2020-3 is below and can be found at:
> >
> >     https://www.arin.net/participate/policy/drafts/2020_3/
> >
> >     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-2020-3: IPv6 Nano-allocations
> >
> >     Problem Statement:
> >
> >     ARIN's fee structure provides a graduated system wherein
> organizations
> >     pay based on the amount of number resources they consume.
> >
> >     In the case of the very smallest ISPs, if a 3X-Small ISP (with a /24
> or
> >     smaller of IPv4) gets the present minimal-sized IPv6 allocation (a
> /36),
> >     its annual fees will double from $250 to $500/year.
> >
> >     According to a Policy Experience Report presented by Registration
> >     Services to the AC at its annual workshop in January 2020, this
> >     represents a disincentive to IPv6 adoption with a substantial
> fraction
> >     of so-situated ISPs saying "no thanks" and abandoning their request
> for
> >     IPv6 number resources when informed of the impact on their annual
> fees.
> >
> >     This can be addressed by rewriting subsection 6.5.2(b). Initial
> >     Allocation Size to allow allocation of a /40 to only the smallest
> ISPs
> >     upon request, and adding a new clause 6.5.2(g) to cause an automatic
> >     upgrade to at least a /36 in the case where the ISP is no longer
> 3X-Small.
> >
> >     Reserving /40s only for organizations initially expanding into IPv6
> from
> >     an initial sliver of IPv4 space will help to narrowly address the
> >     problem observed by Registration Services while avoiding unintended
> >     consequences by accidentally giving a discount for undersized
> allocations.
> >
> >     Policy Statement:
> >
> >     Replace the current 6.5.2(b) with the following:
> >
> >     b. In no case shall an LIR receive smaller than a /32 unless they
> >     specifically request a /36 or /40.
> >
> >     In order to be eligible for a /40, an ISP must meet the following
> >     requirements:
> >       * Hold IPv4 direct allocations totaling a /24 or less (to include
> zero)
> >       * Hold IPv4 reassignments/reallocations totaling a /22 or less (to
> >     include zero)
> >
> >     In no case shall an ISP receive more than a /16 initial allocation.
> >
> >     Add 6.5.2(g) as follows:
> >
> >     g. An LIR that requests a smaller /36 or /40 allocation is entitled
> to
> >     expand the allocation to any nibble aligned size up to /32 at any
> time
> >     without renumbering or additional justification.  /40 allocations
> shall
> >     be automatically upgraded to /36 if at any time said LIR's IPv4
> direct
> >     allocations exceed a /24. Expansions up to and including a /32 are
> not
> >     considered subsequent allocations, however any expansions beyond /32
> are
> >     considered subsequent allocations and must conform to section 6.5.3.
> >     Downgrades of any IPv6 allocation to less than a /36 are not
> permitted
> >     regardless of the ISP's current or former IPv4 number resource
> holdings.
> >
> >     Comments:
> >
> >     The intent of this policy proposal is to make IPv6 adoption at the
> very
> >     bottom end expense-neutral for the ISP and revenue-neutral for ARIN.
> The
> >     author looks forward to a future era wherein IPv6 is the dominant
> >     technology and IPv4 is well in decline and considered optional
> leading
> >     the Community to conclude that sunsetting this policy is prudent in
> the
> >     interests of avoiding an incentive to request undersized IPv6
> allocations.
> >
> >     Timetable for implementation: Immediate
> >
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