[arin-ppml] ARIN-2019-19 Require IPv6 before receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers

Tom Fantacone tom at iptrading.com
Mon Jan 13 14:56:22 EST 2020

I oppose the policy requiring IPv6 implementation either as part of an IPv4 transfer or receipt of IPv4 on the waiting list.  Others have correctly pointed out that the policy will not have the desired effect of encouraging IPv6 adoption, but my main objection is that it's an attempt to coerce behavior that should be voluntary - namely, the implementation of your preferred protocol.

In the spirit of consistency, I will offer that while I'm not a big fan of IPv6, I also would oppose policy requiring IPv4 adoption in order to receive an IPv6 allocation.

Fernando, some further comments inline below:

---- On Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:45:43 -0500 Fernando Frediani <mailto:fhfrediani at gmail.com> wrote ----

I believe this is some kind of political correctness way of dealing with 
this topic. While many support the adoption of IPv6 and recognize the 
critical need of it for the Internet ecosystem to continue work smoothly 
and to avoid many conflicts that will arise otherwise, they don't seem 
to want to offend others colleagues believing this will 'force' them to 
deploy IPv6...

If there is any political correctness at play here, it's in the other direction.  Those who don't buy into the IPv6 religion keep a low profile and often only express their views when others try and force adoption on them through policy.

It was already mentioned in the previous discussions this forum has full 
rights to establish how the registry is administered and the rules that 
apply to transfers. There is nothing illegal on that and it's nothing 
absurd or abrupt, so making this move is a little effort that 
contributed to something that will happen in a way or another, more 
smoothy if you choose to support this proposal or with pain if you do not.

Just because it's not illegal doesn't make it desirable.  The less coercive ARIN policy can be, the better.  I'll take the pain.  So far it's been unnoticeable.

Tom Fantaonce
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