Policy Proposal 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes - Previous Versions

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The current IPv6 policies are described in the IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy document.


It is proposed the IPv6 policy document be updated to include the following language and that the changed document be adopted as policy.


[under d) add:

Other organizations are defined as any customer of the LIR. No distinction will be made in terms of number of IP addresses required, even if that number is one.

5.8 Allocation for Early Adopters

5.8.1 Waiver of criteria listed in 5.1.1 (d)

To promote the allocation of IPv6 space the requirement to make 200 /48 assignments within two years shall be waived for anyone requesting IPv6 space before Dec 31, 2004 or until this policy is amended. In the event that this policy is amended the existing IPv6 space holders shall not be subject to new or waived criteria for a period of 10 years from their initial allocation date.

5.8.2 Waiver of fees

a) To promote the allocation of IPv6 space all IPv6 related fees shall be waived until Dec 31, 2006 for anyone requesting and receiving space before Dec 31, 2004. In the even that this policy is amended the existing IPv6 space holders shall under no circumstances be subject to waived or new fees until Dec 31, 2006.

b) For billing purposes fees will be due according to normal ARIN billing policies on Jan 1, 2007. All early adopters will have the same billing date regardless of the date they received their allocation.

5.8.3 Micro Allocations

a) To promote the allocation and deployment of IPv6 all the criteria in 5.1.1 shall be waived to those requesting a /48 micro allocation before Dec 31, 2004, or until this policy is changed. If this policy is changed, current space holders shall not be subject to any new or waived criteria.

b) All fees shall be waived under the same rules listed in 5.8.2.

c) Those receiving micro allocations shall not be allowed to make further allocations or assignments out of their /48. It is intended for their internal use only.

d) When possible those receiving micro allocations shall return their allocation and receive a new /48 from their upstream provider (a LIR). This is requested in a good faith manner until Jan 1, 2007 at which time all micro allocations granted under these waived criteria must be returned.