Author: Chris Grundemann
Submitted On: 15 May 2012
I suggest that the officer attestation of accuracy already required for every request of address space be broadened in the case of an IPv4-only applicant (an applicant requesting IPv4 who does not have a previous IPv6 assignment/allocation) to include acknowledgement of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 requirements. It should include specific acknowledgement of facts like the state of IPv4 free pools (IANA empty, ARIN approaching exhaustion, etc) and the IETF published best practice that all nodes require both IPv4 and IPv6 capabilities (RFC 6540 - IPv6 Support Required for All IP-Capable Nodes), and other similar facts.
Updated: 30 May 2012
30 May 2012
Thank you for your suggestion numbered 2012.8 upon confirmed receipt.
Just so that you are aware, ARIN has been sending a message very similar to the one you have suggested in all of the initial responses we send back to our IPv4 requestors. Interestingly enough, the majority of requestors are reading this and responding back to ARIN. Unfortunately, many of the responses say that although they are aware of the impending IPv4 depletion, they just aren't ready to deploy IPv6 in their networks for a variety of reasons.
It would be good to get this message out to not only the people who run the network, but also to the people who are responsible for running the company. Therefore, ARIN will add this same message to all of our officer attestations as you have suggested, starting immediately.
Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. This suggestion is now closed.