[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2015.12: FREE IPV6 FOR IPV4 HOLDERS
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Wed Aug 12 13:59:15 EDT 2015
ARIN has issued its an additional response to ACSP Suggestion 2015.12.
The suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion
remains closed and is available at:
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Description: I suggest that ARIN adopt a similar policy to APNIC in
which current holders of IPv4 are automatically eligible to receive IPv6
free of charge. Under Section 9.3.1. of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet
Number Resource Policies, automatically qualify for IPv6 delegation if
they hold IPv4 but not IPv6. I suggest that the block received would be
a /48 - these are in abundance with IPv6 being 128bit. Value to
Community: This would be extremely valuable to the community and would
allow organisations who hold IPv4 to receive IPv6 without a long wait time.
10 August 2015
Thanks for your suggestion, numbered 2015.12 upon confirmed receipt, to
make IPv4 resource holders automatically eligible to receive free IPv6
resources. This suggestion concerns Internet number resource policy, and
would be better directed through the ARIN Policy Development Process. We
recommend you post your proposal on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List
for comment prior to submitting a formal proposal. We do hope you will
pursue putting this suggestion to the community to see if there is
interest in moving it forward as a proposal.
Because your request is out of scope of the ARIN Consultation and
Suggestion process (ACSP) this suggestion is now closed.
12 August 2015
Following further review, we realized our response to your suggestion
Note that ARIN has already made some provisions in its fee schedule to
encourage IPv6 adoption by providing that ISPs may receive approved IPv6
requests up to the organization's existing service category at no
For example, a medium service category ISP holding a /17 IPv4 block can
receive up to a /28 IPv6 block and will not incur any additional fees as
its service category does not change as a result. For ISPs holding both
ARIN-issued IPv4 and IPv6 allocations, the annual fee is based on the
registration service category large enough to accommodate their IPv4 and
For end users, issuance of a /48 IPv6 block (as you suggested) would be
subject to an initial $500 registration fee and an annual maintenance
fee of $100. Upon further review of your suggestion, it is apparent that
you propose the elimination or waiver of these fees for end-users who
also hold IPv4 resources. That suggestion will be provided to the ARIN
Board Finance Committee for their consideration.
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