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Draft Policies and Proposals

Draft Policy 2010-4: Rework of IPv6 allocation criteria
Status:
NRPM Section 6.5.1  
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 23 February 2010

Origin - Policy Proposal 101

Draft Policy - 23 February 2010 (with staff assessment)

Last Call - 28 April thru 12 May 2010

AC recommended adoption - 25 May 2010

Adopted and implemented - 9 September 2010

Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting: ARIN XXV
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Cathy Aronson and Bill Darte

 

ARIN Board of Trustees: 27 May 2010
Revisions Implementation
9 September 2010

Draft Policy 2010-4
Rework of IPv6 allocation criteria

Version/Date: 23 February 2010

Policy statement:

Delete section 6.4.3. Minimum Allocation.

Modify the following sections;

6.5.1 Initial allocations for ISPs and LIRs

6.5.1.1. Initial allocation size

Organizations that meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive a minimum allocation of /32. Requests for larger allocations, reasonably justified with supporting documentation, will be evaluated based on the number of existing users and the extent of the organization's infrastructure.

6.5.1.2. Criteria for initial allocation to ISPs

Organizations may justify an initial allocation for the purpose of assigning addresses to other organizations or customers that it will provide IPv6 Internet connectivity to, with an intent to provide global reachability for the allocation within 12 months, by meeting one of the following additional criteria:

a. Having a previously justified IPv4 ISP allocation from ARIN or one of its predecessor registries, or;

b. Currently being IPv6 Multihomed or immediately becoming IPv6 Multihomed and using an assigned valid global AS number, or;

c. By providing a reasonable plan detailing assignments to other organizations or customers for one, two and five year periods, with a minimum of 50 assignments within 5 years.

6.5.1.3. Criteria for initial allocation to other LIRs

Organizations may justify an initial allocation for the purpose of assigning addresses to other organizations or customers that it will provide IPv6 based network connectivity services to, not necessarily Internet connected, by meeting one of the following additional criteria:

a. Having a previously justified IPv4 ISP allocation from ARIN or one of its predecessor registries, or;

b. By providing a reasonable technical justification, indicating why an allocation is necessary, including the intended purposes for the allocation, and describing the network infrastructure the allocation will be used to support. Justification must include a plan detailing assignments to other organizations or customers for one, two and five year periods, with a minimum of 50 assignments within 5 years.

Rationale:

This proposal provides a complete rework of the IPv6 allocation criteria while maintaining many of the basic concepts contained in the current policies. The order of the subsections of 6.5.1 are rearranged moving the initial allocation size to 6.5.1.1. This will facilitate adding future criteria without additional renumbering the current policies.

The initial allocation criteria include the following general concepts:

• The need for an allocation is only justified by the need to assign resource to customers, either internal or external.
• When the need to provide Internet connectivity is use to justify resources it is implied the resources should be advertised to the Internet, within some reasonable time frame after they are received.
• IPv4 resources may be use to justify the need for IPv6 resources.
• An ISP may justify independent resource by being Multihomed or planning to assign IPv6 resource to some minimum number of customers.
• It should be possible to justify an IPv6 allocation for more than just classical ISPs, such as non-connected networks or other types of LIRs. But additional justification should be required, describing the purpose and network infrastructure the allocation will be supporting.

Finally, section 6.4.3 Minimum Allocation, is deleted as it is incomplete and redundant anyway.

Timetable for implementation: immediate

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