ACSP Suggestion 2019.13: Make ARIN Services IPv6-only


Author: Owen DeLong   
Submitted On: 16 May 2019

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.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Closed   Updated: 29 May 2019

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

29 May 2019

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.