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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv6 strategy

Ademola Osindero ademola at
Wed Nov 30 16:31:37 UTC 2011

Why force people to use IPv6? 
Should there be any difference in the way IPv4 is administered and how IPv6 should be administered?
Is there any substantial gain, advantage or merits in forcefully enforcing users to make use of IPv6 within 12 months?
What is the business justification for making people use IPv6 once they are allocated to them?

Ademola Osindero

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On 30 Nov 2011, at 16:51, Ernest - (AfriNIC) wrote:

> SM wrote thus on 11/30/11 6:02 PM:
>> At 02:45 26-11-2011, Adiel Akplogan wrote:
>>> 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.
>> According to existing policies, if the allocated/assigned IPv6
>> address space is not used within 12 months, it is reclaimed.  Are
>> there any statistics about the allocations/assignments and
>> reclamations,
> We do not 'police' this policy requirement by the book, but do send
> periodic reminders to members in breach of this clause, and advise
> them towards getting IPv6 deployed, and if they do need training and
> awareness on how to get this done, to come attend our free IPv6
> workshops held around the continent roughly every month.
>> and about the effectiveness of the fee policy for IPv6?
> The fee (or lack thereof) for IPv6 is indeed a motivator, and has
> effectively encouraged more institutions towards getting IPv6. When
> we pitch IPv6 to current and prospective members, a common question
> is "how much will this cost us". It always appears a relief to know
> there wont be any attached costs.
> regards
> eb
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