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[AfriNIC-rpd] Pushing IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Nov 26 17:30:35 UTC 2011

On Nov 26, 2011, at 2:45 AM, Adiel Akplogan wrote:

> On 2011-11-26, at 10:28 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> I believe ARIN staff uses IPv4 applications from organizations that do not have IPv6 as an
>> opportunity for outreach. Doing so does not require force-feeding IPv6 blocks to people that
>> are not going to use them.
> Currently AfriNIC hostmasters informally use every new IPv4 requests 
> to raise awareness on IPv6 by gently asking the requestor if they 
> would like at the same time to request IPv6? If they have a plan 
> they request it, if they don't yet have a plan of they generally just 
> decline the offer and only get their IPv4 prefix. Some of them do come 
> back few months letter with an IPv6 request.
> So using the opportunity of IPv4 request to promote IPv6 is something 
> that we consider as part of our "responsibility" and outreach campaign, 
> but what we can not do right now is to to make it a condition for IPv4 
> or force it upon LIR. To be able to do so, we will clearly need to 
> define a policy for that.
> Thanks.
> - a.

As I have said, I think such a policy and such a practice would be ill advised at best.


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