[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2012.8 - OFFICER ATTESTATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed May 30 13:43:40 EDT 2012

ARIN has issued its initial response to ACSP Suggestion 2012.8. 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)


I suggest that the officer attestation of accuracy already required for 
every request of address space be broadened in the case of an IPv4-only 
applicant (an applicant requesting IPv4 who does not have a previous 
IPv6 assignment/allocation) to include acknowledgement of IPv4 
exhaustion and IPv6 requirements. It should include specific 
acknowledgement of facts like the state of IPv4 free pools (IANA empty, 
ARIN approaching exhaustion, etc) and the IETF published best practice 
that all nodes require both IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities (RFC 6540 - IPv6 
Support Required for All IP-Capable Nodes), and other similar facts.


Thank you for your suggestion numbered 2012.8 upon confirmed receipt.

Just so that you are aware, ARIN has been sending a message very similar 
to the one you have suggested in all of the initial responses we send 
back to our IPv4 requestors. Interestingly enough, the majority of 
requestors are reading this and responding back to ARIN. Unfortunately, 
many of the responses say that although they are aware of the impending 
IPv4 depletion, they just aren't ready to deploy IPv6 in their networks 
for a variety of reasons.

It would be good to get this message out to not only the people who run 
the network, but also to the people who are responsible for running the 
company. Therefore, ARIN will add this same message to all of our 
officer attestations as you have suggested, starting immediately.

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion 
Process. This suggestion is now closed.

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