Policy 2007-4: Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "interim" consideration

Status: Adopted - NRPM Section 6.1.1

Tracking Information

Discussion Tracking

Mailing List:

Formal introduction on PPML on 16 February 2007

Staff assessment - 13 April 2007
Last call - 25 April through 9 May 2007 Public Policy Mailing List

ARIN Public Policy Meeting:


ARIN Advisory Council:

15 February 2007
1 March 2007
24 April 2007
17 May 2007

ARIN Board of Trustees:

Adopted on 14 June 2007



22 August 2007


Jordi Palet Martinez

Proposal type: delete

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Delete following text at section 6.1.1. of NRPM:

"This policy is considered to be an interim policy. It will be reviewed in the future, subject to greater experience in the administration of IPv6."


The actual text suggest that it is an interim policy, however it is not longer the case. It is clear that any policy is always subjected to changes, however other policies don't have such text.

It may be even considered as a negative "message" for IPv6 deployment, especially because the possible "reading" as "not enough experience and this is going to be changed, better wait", which is not a real situation.

No financial/liability implications for the community and ARIN are foreseen.

No special conditions, fees, exceptions, etc. seem to be required.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate