ARIN-prop-278: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers

Proposal Originator: Albert Erdmann

Problem Statement:

On 7 May 2007 the ARIN Board unanimously passed an IPv6 resolution. In 2011, the last /8 blocks were assigned to the RIR’s and has now been over 4 years since the IPv4 free pool was exhausted at ARIN. Now is the time for ARIN to require those who receive transferred IPv4 space to have in place an operational IPv6 network.

Policy Statement:

In section 8.5.2, add the following language to the end of the paragraph entitled “Operational Use”:

Such operational network must at minimum include an allocation or assignment by ARIN of IPv6 address space under the same Org ID receiving the transferred IPv4 space. Such Org must be able to prove this IPv6 space is being routed by using it to communicate with ARIN.

In the event the receiver provides a written statement from its upstream that IPv6 connectivity is unavailable, the IPv6 requirement may be waived.

Timetable for Implementation: Upon Passage


The following was included in the IPv6 resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby requests the ARIN Advisory Council to consider Internet Numbering Resource Policy changes advisable to encourage migration to IPv6 numbering resources where possible.

This proposal is part of an effort to encourage migration to IPv6.