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Your First IPv6 Request

I already have IPv4 from ARIN (or its predecessor). I need IPv6!

If you have an IPv4 allocation or assignment from ARIN, obtaining IPv6 couldn't be easier.

  1. Log into ARIN Online and go to IP Addresses > Request
  2. Select the organization you want to request IPv6 for
  3. Complete the IPv6 assignment or allocation request form
  4. Submit!

ARIN will follow up with you within two business days to process your request.

If you obtained IPv4 from ARIN (or its predecessor) but do not have an ARIN Online account, you must first create one and link it to a Point of Contact record (POC) and an Organization Identifier (Org ID) using these instructions.

I do NOT have IPv4 from ARIN (or its predecessor) and I need IPv6 for:

My organization (End-user)

In order to qualify for a minimum initial IPv6 end-user assignment, you must either:

  • Be (or plan to be) IPv6 multi-homed using an assigned valid global Autonomous System Number (ASN)
  • Have a network that makes active use of a minimum of 2000 IPv6 addresses or 200 /64 subnets (or will within a year), or
  • Justify why IPv6 addresses from an ISP or other LIR are unsuitable

My organization and its customers (ISP)

In order to qualify for a minimum initial IPv6 Internet Service Provider (ISP) allocation, you must either:

  • Qualify for an IPv4 ISP allocation under current policy
  • Intend to immediately multi-home, or
  • Provide a reasonable technical justification, including a plan showing projected assignments for one, two, and five year periods, with a minimum of 50 assignments within five years

Before requesting an initial IPv6 ISP allocation, determine how much IPv6 you need based on how many sites you have:

Number of Sites IPv6 Block Size
1 /48
2 - 12 /44
13 - 192 /40
193 - 3,072 /36
3,073 - 49,152 /32

If you meet the requirements above, follow these steps to request your first allocation or assignment:

  1. Create an ARIN Online account and link it to a Point of Contact record (POC) and an Organization Identifier (Org ID) using these instructions
  2. Log into ARIN Online and go to IP Addresses > Request
  3. Select the organization you want to request IPv6 for
  4. Complete the IPv6 assignment or allocation request form
  5. Submit!

ARIN will follow up with you within two business days to process your request.

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