Policy Proposal 2007-5: Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "multiple /48" justification

Status: Abandoned

Tracking Information

Discussion Tracking

Mailing List:

Formal introduction on PPML on 16 February 2007

Staff assessment - 13 April 2007
AC intent to abandon - 25 April 2007 Public Policy Mailing List

ARIN Public Policy Meeting:


ARIN Advisory Council:

15 February 2007
24 April 2007

ARIN Board of Trustees:




Jordi Palet Martinez

Proposal type: delete

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Delete section of NRPM.


The current text requires the LIR to justify to the RIR/NIR when assigning multiple /48s to a single end site. It seems that the reason for this requirement is the lack of experience, which seems unreasonable after a few years this policy has been implemented, even if may not have been specific cases which used this policy section.

It seems useless, now that there is already deployment experience, to require a justification from the LIR to ARIN for assigning multiple /48s (or a shorter prefix, such as for example a /47). It is up to the LIR to require the justification to its own customers and decide according to it. The LIR will be already responsible to justify to ARIN the usage of any allocated block(s) when requesting for more, and this will already implicate an implicit justification of this kind of assignments.

With this policy change, both ARIN and LIR staff will save resources in a justification, which seems unnecessary and should be completely on the hands of the LIR itself.

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