[ARIN-Suggestions] Response and Closing of ACSP 2019.13: Make ARIN Services IPv6-only

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Wed May 29 14:30:19 EDT 2019

On 29 May, we issued a closing response to ACSP 2019.13: Make ARIN
Services IPv6-only. Please see the full text of our response and the
suggestion below or online at:



Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2019.13 upon confirmed receipt.

As we understand it, this suggestion recommends ARIN begin a staged
approach to making our services IPv6-only. We have historically worked
to make sure that our services are available over both IPv4 and IPv6
wherever possible, and we will continue to do so as long as both
protocols remain in common use.

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


Description: Encourage IPv6 Adoption by making ARIN on-line services
increasingly IPv6 only. (Start with, say, the 6th of each month being
IPv6-only day where ARIN on-line turns off it's A records and it's IPv4
address(es)). Beginning in 2020, additionally turn IPv4 off for the
entire month of June. Beginning in 2021, add the month of December. In
2022, make it the last month of each quarter (March, June, September,
December). Beginning in 2023, just turn off IPv4 for all of ARIN on-line.

Value to Community: This can send a clear message to ARIN customers that
IPv6 is the future of the internet and help them understand the need to
deploy IPv6 within their network. By ramping up to ARIN on-line being an
IPv6-only web site ver the course of a few years, people have time to
deploy and test, but starting in 2023, even if you want to transfer in
more IPv4, you should be able to get to ARIN via IPv6 to do so.


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