[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2012.23 - IPV4 REQUEST RESPONSES

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Dec 26 12:05:30 EST 2012

ARIN has issued its initial response to ACSP Suggestion 2012.23. The 
suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion is now 
closed and is available at:



Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Suggestion: *

Stop preaching to the choir.

While I appreciate the idea behind sending a "You know, we're running 
out of this, right?" message along to everyone who asks for IPv4, it 
would be nice if staff were given discretion to skip that under any of 
the following circumstances:

Requestor describes their IPv6 plans in their IPv4 request.
Requestor is known to be IPv6-aware.
Requesting ORG already has IPv6 resources.
For an example of this, see ARIN-2012-12-06-X6566 which meets 2 of the 3 


We understand that it may seem redundant and that we are "preaching to 
the choir" when we remind all IPv4 requestors that IPv4 depletion is 
imminent and the need to transition to IPv6 is now. However, as stewards 
of the Internet number resources in the ARIN region, we see it from a 
variety of perspectives. While we understand that there are some 
organizations who are aware of IPv6 and are actively planning their 
transition, we know of many more who are either unaware of the IPv4 
depletion situation or who are aware but are intentionally delaying 
their transition to IPv6 . It is this audience that we are seeking to 
educate, and more importantly, to notify well in advance that ARIN will 
not be able to continue supplying IPv4 addresses to them in the future 
and if they plan on growing their businesses, they will need to do so 
using IPv6 address space. We feel that is an extremely important message 
that we need to continue getting out to the community at every 
opportunity, and that this is consistent with the mandate set forth by 
the ARIN Board of Trustees in their 2007 resolution 

This suggestion is now considered closed. We thank you for participating 
in the ARIN ACSP.

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