[ipv6hackers] the end is near (or for IPv6: the beginning)

Owen DeLong owend at he.net
Thu Jan 30 15:50:45 CET 2014

On Jan 30, 2014, at 9:09 AM, TJ <trejrco at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Owen DeLong <owend at he.net> wrote:
>>> B: Not true at all. IPv6 paperwork is very easy. For an end user, it
>> boils down to:
>>> 1.        I am multihomed.
>>> 2.        I have X sites.
>> It's a greenfield.
>> You can't have multiple sites, because, they haven't been built yet.
>> You can't be multihomed, because you haven't any address space yet.
>> Of sure, you can show all sorts of contracts for construction, but that
>> hardly helps the next google get off the ground with an IPv6-only killer
>> app.
> That didn't sound quite complete, so I looked ... NRPM 6522c:
> "Provide ARIN a reasonable technical justification indicating why an
> allocation is necessary. Justification must include the intended purposes
> for the allocation and describe the network infrastructure the allocation
> will be used to support. Justification must also include a plan detailing
> anticipated assignments to other organizations or customers for one, two
> and five year periods, with a minimum of 50 assignments within 5 years."
> It sounds like you should easily be able to provide 1-2-5 year information?
> Certainly, the Next Google could do so ...
> Am I missing something?

I don't think you're missing a thing. I deliberately wrote the policy to make it as easy as possible for any legitimate request to be approved and to err on the side of approval even for questionable requests that seem at all plausible. Fortunately, the community agreed with me and the policy was adopted.

If you don't like the current policy, it's very easy to make changes:
	1.	Get template from ARIN website.
	2.	Write up problem description and proposed solution
	3.	Submit via email to policy at arin.net
	4.	Convince the community.


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