[sig-policy] prop-057-v001: Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation c

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    • Dear SIG members
      
      The proposal 'Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria' has
      been sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented during the
      Policy SIG sessions at APNIC 25 in Taipei, Taiwan, 25-29 February 2008.
      
      The proposal's history can be found at:
      
            http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-057-v001.html
      
      We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list
      before the meeting.
      
      The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an
      important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to:
      
            - Ask the proposer questions if anything in the proposal is
              unclear
            - Point out advantages and disadvantages you see in the proposal
            - State whether you support or oppose the proposal
      
      Mailing list discussions will be taken into account when the proposal
      is discussed at the upcoming APNIC meeting. So please make sure you have
      your say.
      
      APNIC Policy SIG Chairs
      Toshiyuki Hosaka
      Randy Bush
      Jian Zhang
      
      
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      prop-057-v001: Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria
      
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      
      Authors:     Toshiyuki Hosaka, JPNIC
                   <hosaka at nic dot ad dot jp>
      
                   Izumi Okutani, JPNIC
                   <izumi at nic dot ad dot jp>
      
      Version:     1
      
      Date:        25 January 2008
      
      
      1. Introduction
      ---------------
      
      This proposal is intended to enable current LIRs with existing IPv4
      allocations to receive the IPv6 allocation they need, yet maintain
      the criteria which is still effective for organizations without
      IPv4 address allocations.
      
      It seeks to ease current IPv6 initial allocation criteria
      by adding one condition which enables current LIRs with IPv4
      allocations to receive IPv6 initial allocations without a plan for
      making 200 assignments.
      
      
      2. Summary of the current problem
      ---------------------------------
      
      Current IPv6 policy requires LIRs to provide a plan for 200
      assignments before they can qualify for an initial allocation of
      IPv6 address space.
      
      Some JPNIC members have pointed out that having a fixed number of
      planned assignments in this criteria makes it feel like an obligation
      that must be met. Therefore, it is becoming a barrier preventing LIRs
      from requesting IPv6 allocations.
      
      As the exhaustion of the IPv4 free pool approaches and IPv6 adoption
      is promoted, the plan for 200 assignments is an unnecessary barrier
      to IPv6 allocation requests that should be removed.
      
      
      3. Situation in other RIRs
      -----------------------
      
      All RIRs except APNIC no longer require a mandatory plan for 200
      assignments.
      
      The current IPv6 initial allocation criteria (in relation to assignment
      requirements) in each region are below:
      
      
          - ARIN
      
              ...be an existing, known ISP in the ARIN region or have a plan
              for making at least 200 /48 assignments to other organizations
              within five years.
      
          - AfriNIC
      
              ...show a reasonable plan for making /48 IPv6 assignments to
              end sites in the AfriNIC region within twelve months. The LIR
              should also plan to announce the allocation as a single
              aggregated block in the inter-domain routing system within
              twelve months.
      
          - LACNIC
      
              ...Offer IPv6 services to clients or entities owns/related
              (including departments and/or sites) physically located within
              the region  covered by LACNIC within a period not longer than
              24 months.
      
          - RIPE NCC
      
              ...have a plan for making sub-allocations to other organisations
              and/or End Site assignments within two years.
      
      
      4.   Details of the proposal
      ----------------------------
      
      It is proposed that criteria d. in section 5.1.1. 'Initial allocation
      criteria' be changed from:
      
          - Have a plan for making at least 200 assignments to other
            organizations within two years.
      
      To:
      
          - Have a plan for making at least 200 assignments to other
           organizations within two years, OR;
      
          - Be an existing LIR with IPv4 allocations from an RIR/NIR AND have
            a plan for making assignments and/or sub-allocations to other
            organizations within two years.
      
      
      5.   Advantages and disadvantages of the proposal
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      Advantages:
      
          - The criteria will allow the intended target of IPv6
            allocations -- LIRs with IPv4 allocations -- to request and
            receive an allocation more easily.
      
          - The criteria will be consistent with all the other RIRs who
            do not make the 200 assignment requirement a mandatory
            condition.
      
      
      Disadvantages:
      
          - None.
      
      
      6.   Effect on APNIC members
      ----------------------------
      
      APNIC members that have received IPv4 allocations can more easily
      request an IPv6 address allocation.
      
      
      7.   Effect on NIRs
      -------------------
      
      NIRs are expected to adopt this policy.