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

John Santos john at egh.com
Thu Apr 16 10:36:25 EDT 2020


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On 4/16/2020 10:32 AM, Brian Jones wrote:
> Looking at the numbers John posted concerning this issue, it tends to /look 
> like/ some of these 3x small folks decided to drop their request once they 
> encountered the price increase. If this is the case then we should move 
> forward with this proposal. We do not want to create a situation where folks 
> are continuing to use only IPv4 because of costs.
>
> I support this proposal.
>
>> Brian
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 7:19 AM <hostmaster at uneedus.com 
> <mailto:hostmaster at uneedus.com>> wrote:
>
>     Is that very much because they found out if they accepted the IPv6 space,
>     their fees would double???
>
>     If so, this PROVES the need to adopt this plan.  We should not have things
>     in place that prevent IPv6 adoption.  We have already decided that IPv6
>     should be cost neutral.  Lets fix this glitch and let these 3x small
>     people have IPv6 without doubling their cost.
>
>     Albert Erdmann
>     Network Administrator
>     Paradise On Line Inc.
>
>     On Thu, 16 Apr 2020, John Sweeting wrote:
>
>     > Yes that is exactly what it means. After approval they decided for
>     whatever reason they no longer wanted the resource.
>     >
>     > Sent from my iPhone
>     >
>     >> On Apr 16, 2020, at 1:56 AM, John Santos <john at egh.com
>     <mailto:john at egh.com>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> What does "closed with no action" mean?  Does it mean the RSP
>     abandoned the request?
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>> On 4/15/2020 7:18 PM, John Sweeting wrote:
>     >>> Hi Andrew,
>     >>>
>     >>> The numbers around this are:
>     >>>
>     >>> 320 3x small RSPs
>     >>> 30 have applied and been approved for IPv6 of which 26 closed with no
>     action to complete by the requester. The other 4 are currently still open
>     and pending action.
>     >>>
>     >>> Thanks,
>     >>> John S.
>     >>>
>     >>> On 4/15/20, 11:30 AM, "Andrew Dul" <andrew.dul at quark.net
>     <mailto: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 <mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net> on behalf
>     of info at arin.net <mailto: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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>     >> John Santos
>     >> Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
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