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Policy Proposal 2006-7: Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria
Policy Proposal Evaluation Status: Author
Abandoned Jordi Palet Martinez
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Formal introduction on PPML on 13 October 2006

Revised by the author - 16 February 2007
Staff assessment - 13 April 2007
AC to revise with author - 24 April 2007
Staff assessment - 14 October 2007
AC intent to abandon - 23 October 2007

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Proposal

Policy Proposal 2006-7
Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria

Author: Jordi Palet Martinez

Proposal type: Insert a new additional line item e. to 6.5.1.1 of NRPM

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

New organizations need a policy that allows them to apply for IPv6 address space. To provide this we need to insert a new additional line item to 6.5.1.1. The new line item would be line 'e' as follows:

e. OR be an organization new to providing internet services, and can justify intent to announce the requested IPv6 address space within one year, through records such as contracts, inventory and/or other applicable documentation.

- New organizations who do not want to use IPv4 at all and start off using IPv6 addresses only, need a policy that gives them permission to do so. This is also valid for existing companies that may or may not have assigned IPv4 addresses and now want to start offering IPv6 services. These organizations may also wish to request IPv4 at the same time.

- One year is given as the sufficient time frame to actually implement usage of the IPv6 address space and reveal if the 'said organization' is truly using the IPv6 space granted.

-Every means of documentation that can reveal 'true intent of use' is not listed as this can be a very long list and should be left to the discretion of the RIR staff.

-An ISP or LIR may decide to assign a different prefix size than /48. For example, a cellular operator may use /64.
-ASN is not required because as long as they are statically routed to an upstream and don't want to run bgp/announce directly to the Internet, they don't need an ASN, therefore we shouldn't create policy that would contribute to ASN bloat.

- Organization in this is defined as a Corporation, ISP, LLC et al.

In SUMMARY if this policy is implimented the change to the NRPM would read as follows:

6.5.1.1 Initial allocation criteria

To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an organization must :

a be a LIR;

b. not be an end site;

c. plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to which it will assign IPv6 address space, by advertising that connectivity through its single aggregated address allocation;

d. be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan for making at least 200/48 assignments to other organizations within five years.

e. OR be an organization new to providing internet services, and can justify intent to announce the requested IPv6 address space within one year, through records such as contracts, inventory and/or other applicable documentation.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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