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

Brian Jones bjones at vt.edu
Fri Apr 17 15:59:32 EDT 2020

No one is going to want to sell off their v4 space and if they did they
could certainly afford the IPv6 allocation charges. Possibly the
presentation of this option could change their view? They certainly need to
understand the importance of beginning to use IPv6...


On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:42 AM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On 24 Mar 2020, at 1:20 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> ...
> 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.
> ARIN tries to provide as much flexibility as possible in dealing with
> requests, so it is important that the community document the reasoning
> behind policy language that constrains the choices available to those
> requesting resources.   ARIN staff will certainly get asked about such
> restrictions, so we best understand the motivation.
> For this reason, would it be possible for the advocates of the policy to
> elaborate (on the list) on the perceived "unintended consequences by
> accidentally giving a discount for undersized allocations”?   (In
> particular, if a party specifically sought a /40 IPv6 allocation but they
> held more than /24 of IPv4, is the desire that ARIN would deny the request
> if they failed to agree to a larger IPv6 allocation or agree to divesture
> of IPv4 resources down to the /24 maximum?)
> Thanks!
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers
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