Policy 2003-4: IPv6 Policy Changes
Status: Adopted - NRPM Section 188.8.131.52
Formal introduction on PPML on 5 March 2003Introduced in accordance with IRPEP version 1 April 2001 and adopted in accordance with IRPEP version 22 January 2004. Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Advisory Council:27 March 2003
8 April 2003
8 May 2003
17 July 2003
23 October 2003
18 December 2003
15 January 2004
26 February 2004
20 April 2004
15 July 2004
ARIN Board of Trustees:3 August 2004
Revisions:View previous version
Implementation:16 December 2004
Author(s):ARIN Advisory Council
A. 5.1.1(d), which currently reads: "d) have a plan for making at least 200 /48 assignments to other organizations within two years" will have the timeframe changed from "two years" to "five years".
B. 5.1.1(d) will have prepended "be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or..."
These changes to the initial allocation criteria are to acknowledge the slow pace of IPv6 deployment in the ARIN region. Also they further stress the availability of IPv6 allocations to existing service providers in the ARIN region.
The following is section 5.1.1 as it currently is in the ARIN IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy document:
5.1.1. Initial allocation criteria
To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an organization must:
- be an LIR;
- not be an end site;
- plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations to which it will assign /48s, by advertising that connectivity through its single aggregated address allocation; and
- have a plan for making at least 200 /48 assignments to other organizations within two years.
The ARIN IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy is available here:
Timetable for implementation: 30 days after ratification