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[AfriNIC-rpd] Pushing IPv6

Raz BIRAMAH rbiramah at
Mon Nov 28 14:27:44 UTC 2011

I think also that a policy should be the right thing to do, but a policy that consist of encouragement not sound like an obligation.


Le 26 nov. 2011 à 18:30, Owen DeLong a écrit :

> 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.
> Owen
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