ACSP Suggestion 2010.6: IPv6 Resources to ASN Holders


Author: Timothy Durack   
Submitted On: 10 April 2010


Allocate/assign an IPv6 /32 resource to all active Organizations with an ASN who currently have 0 or </32.

Allocation/assignment fees would be waived. Renewals would follow the existing fee schedule.

Organizations would be notified of the available resource, and would be required to accept within a 12 month period.


2000:/3 has ~500M /32s. There are ~50k ASNs. This automatic allocation/assignment would represent 0.01% of available space.

There is no shortage of address space, but there are hurdles to requesting and deploying such space. This includes: inertia, uncertainty over address plan justification, and a perceived lack of business need.

This automatic assignment would demonstrate community confidence in both the value and urgent need to deploy IPv6 across existing Internet Organizations.

Timeframe Immediate

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 12 April 2010

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ARIN Comment

12 April 2010

This suggestion concerns a number policy proposal, and is therefore better directed through the ARIN Policy Development Process.

ARIN recommended to the author to post a proposal out on the Public Policy Mailing List for comment prior to submitting a formal proposal. Or attend the ARIN XXV meeting in Toronto during April 18-21, 2010, to present the proposal during ARIN’s Open Policy Hour to receive initial community feedback and then subsequently submit a policy proposal. Lastly, to submit a policy proposal according to the guidelines of the Policy Development Process.

Suggestion 2010.6 is closed.